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Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust

Created: December 8, 2014

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 died 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 eight (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.
  • The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.
  • Applications are available at www.dekarman.org.  If you wish to receive an application in the mail, submit your request via the website.
  • Complete applications, including official transcripts of applicant’s graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and Canada and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee IN ONE PACKAGE postmarked no later than midnight, January 31, 2015.   Late applications will not be considered.