Application Deadline: October 10th, 2022.
Hello, friends new and old! We are excited that you are considering applying to become a Brooke Owens Fellow in our Class of 2023. Our industry needs more people exactly like you – and we are excited we might have the opportunity to help find you more success in this industry more quickly.
We’ve put a lot of thought into designing an application that recognizes that talent comes in many different forms, and that people of all backgrounds deserve a better shot at being included, bringing their unique contributions, and thriving in the global aerospace business. Because we are explicitly trying to do things differently – more fairly, more thoroughly, and more cleverly – you will notice that our application process is quite different from most applications you may have previously filled out for jobs, scholarships, or fellowships. We ask you for the normal things you are used to submitting, but we also have a few unique requirements designed to help us identify the best possible candidates from all backgrounds. Because of those unique requirements, you will definitely want to read through this page and the related links thoroughly.
You are an undergraduate student. You can be enrolled at any type of undergraduate institution: Community and Junior Colleges; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Liberal Arts Colleges; Women’s Colleges; Tribal Colleges; Technical Institutes and Professional Schools; and Public or Private Universities. You can be taking a year off. You can be pursuing a second Associates or Bachelors degree.
People of your gender are underrepresented in aerospace. If you are a cisgender woman, a transgender woman, non-binary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or another form of gender minority, this program is for you. If you are a cisgender man, this program isn’t for you… but we encourage you to check out our sister programs, the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program, and the Zed Factor Fellowship!
You are available for full-time employment for a reasonable amount of time in the Summer of 2023. We define Summer quite loosely, since every school is on a different schedule. We also know that some people have other commitments to family, school, or other jobs. But a core part of this Fellowship is providing a meaningful, demanding summer internship and a living wage, and you should be available to take on that challenge.
You are interested in pursuing a career in aerospace. You don’t have to have it all mapped out, nor is this a binding commitment. But a career in aerospace should be among your goals for the future; otherwise, you’d be taking a spot away from someone else who might need this shot to chase the career of their dreams.
Just like last year, we are using Reviewr to review your application. Note there are two steps—you will need to submit the first part of your application to send letter of recommendation requests ahead of time so that your letter-writers can upload their letter to a special link in their email.
Make an account with your email early so you can submit your two letters of recommendation.
In the second step, when you are ready to finish your application, return to the portal to upload the rest of your application materials. For a tutorial on how to use this portal
Official Website: BROOKIE FAMILY