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Zed Factor Fellowship

Goes By: Zed Factor

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

The Zed Factor Fellowship provides aerospace and aviation industry internships to undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds. Fellows commit to creating a community engagement project. Internships take place in the summer with a host company for a minimum of 10 weeks.

The Zed Factor Fellowship Program is for any student who:

Hails from an historically excluded community or background. Historical exclusion refers to communities who have experienced historical discrimination in the aerospace sector, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), women and gender minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Has a passion for aerospace.

Shows leadership potential.

Demonstrates technical or non-technical skills.

Is a full-time undergraduate student and has completed 30+ college credit hours by the time of application. Eligibility extends to all students enrolled in higher education including Community Colleges and Universities who will attain a bachelor’s degree no earlier than the fall of the current competition year.

Deadlines are typically in early January, but be sure to check the competition website for the current cycle’s deadline.

Award Value

Fellows receive a paid internship, relocation stipend, and a stipend for an aerospace-related community service project of their choosing post-fellowship, in addition to having travel covered to the fellowship summit

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Sophomore, Junior


No Requirements
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: October 21, 2022

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