This Fellowship was established by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, a 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. The purpose of the Fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect Professor von Karman's high standards. The award is for graduate study in the U.S.
Students in any discipline may apply. Students entering their senior undergraduate year or graduate students entering their terminal year of a Ph.D. program in the fall are eligible, post-doctoral students are not eligible. Applicants should have manifested exceptional ability and serious purpose. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities and to those who have completed their qualifying examinations for the doctoral degree.