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De Karman Fellowship

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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.

Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Undergraduate fellowships of $8,000 each will be awarded for the regular academic year, paid through the office of the university in which the candidate will be enrolled for study in the United States. 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 it may not be renewed or postponed.

The De Karman Fellowships are open to students in any discipline who are entering their senior undergraduate year.

Students who are not citizens of the United States may apply for Josephine de Karman Fellowships, if they are already enrolled in a university located in the United States, and if they will be in the United States by the July preceding the Fall Semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled.

Complete applications, including academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the Fellowship Committee postmarked no later than midnight, January 31. Late applications will not be considered. Announcement of awards will be made approximately April 15.

Those interested in applying should make an appointment with the Boston College Campus Coordinator for the De Karman Fellowship, to obtain guidance on the formal application.

To get additional information about the De Karman Fellowships and the application process before talking with the Campus Coordinator, consult the De Karman Fellowship web site.