Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is a Zonta International fellowship awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields. Applications are sent direction to Zonta International. More information
Recent District 24 winners are:
2013: Jendi Kepple – a University of NSW PhD candidate in aerospace engineering on cube satellites. At the District 24 Conference in Terrigal, Jendi explained how the scholarship has helped to fund course fees and books and tests of her cube satellites.
In the photo, Jendi is seen being presented with her AE wings and certificate by Maria Stefanova, Zonta International Director, at the 2013 D24 Conference in Terrigal.
2012: Sheila Tobing – a PH.D candidate at University of NSW, Canberra through the Australian Defence Force Academy. Her research is into flapping wing Micro-Air-Vehicle propulsion and aerodynamics and the mechanisms and physics for optimal propulsion in both forward flight and hover.
2012: Priyanka Dhopade – a Ph.D. candidate at University of NSW, Canberra through the Australian Defence Force Academy. Her research is into the Aeromechanical Modelling of Hot Jet Engine Components.
The two women (Sheila on the left, Priyanka on the right) received their Amelia Earhart wings and Zonta International awards at a special function held by the Zonta Clubs of Canberra and Canberra Breakfast in November 2012.
2010: Mariam Dorestani, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney. Her research area is the use of piezo-electric polymers as vibrating materials with the ability to protect vital sensors used in aviation.