An aerospace industry and cadre of professionals comprising of people of all backgrounds, creating a more inclusive, well-rounded and ultimately more impactful and effective nation and world. Our mission is to address the historical exclusion of groups in the aerospace sector through institutional support and mentorship

The Zed Factor Fellowship will include pairing fellows with industry mentors, placing them in paid summer internships, and providing opportunities for them to build a community (via a summit and other gatherings, in person and virtual, throughout and after the summer program).  The participants will also be required to give back to their communities, providing mentorship to a younger community member, building a program in their high school, or finding an appropriate way to grow and expand the impact of the Zed Factor Fellowship beyond themselves.

The Zed Factor Fellowship Program is for any student who:

  1. Hail from a historically excluded community or background.

  2. Have a passion for aerospace.

  3. Show leadership potential.

  4. Demonstrate technical or non-technical skills.

  5. Be a full-time undergraduate student and have completed 30+ college credits by the end of 2023. Eligibility extends to all students enrolled in higher education including Community Colleges and Universities.

Other eligibility requirements:

  • All majors are eligible to apply.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States. Legally eligible is a person defined as a United States Citizen, United States Permanent Resident, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or international students studying in the United States who are eligible for optional practical training.

For more detail on eligibility please review our frequently asked questions section we have prepared. Contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility.