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External Fellowships for Women

Amelia Earhart Fellowship Zonta International Foundation 

Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D. 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.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - International Fellowships

AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S citizens or permanent residents. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. The overwhelming majority return to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism and the arts and science. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions are supported.  

AT&T Laboratories Fellowship Program

For women and minority students in engineering and the sciences relevant to AT&T business.

Google - Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Women in Computer Science

Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership. 

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women in the Geosciences

The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is available for female students pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program.

Microsoft Research - Graduate Women's Scholarship Program for Doctoral Students

The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies.  Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Harriett Jenkins Predoctoral Fellowships

The Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project, or JPFP, seeks to increase the number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. The ultimate goal is to increase the U.S. talent pool by developing a more inclusive, multicultural and sustainable STEM workforce.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

P.E.O. Scholar Award

P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) are one-time, competitive, merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university, and within two years of completing the PhD. 

Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program

SRC offers doctoral fellowships and master's scholarships through the Global Research Collaboration (GRC) and one doctoral fellowship through the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), the SRC NRI/Hans J. Coufal Fellowship. The GRC Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) is funded through GRC and the SRC Education Alliance and supports about 35 Fellowships each year. The GRC Master's Scholarship Program (MSP), targeting underrepresented minorities and women, is also funded through GRC and the SRC Education Alliance and supports about 12 Scholarships each year.

Society of Women Engineering (SWE) Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico.