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Josephine de Karman Scholarship

The Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed away in 1951. The purpose of this Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor Von Karman’s high standards.

Approximately 8 fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation at the end of the award year and undergraduates entering their senior year are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration.


late January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior

Graduate: Doctoral student - require ABD status at start of award

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
July 10, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17