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.

De Karman Fellowship Trust application moves online

Please note that beginning in August 2023, the Fellowship application process will be online only and managed by the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) on their Scholarship Portal.

Access the PCF Scholarship Portal here.

Please create a new user profile to access the portal. To access the de Karman Fellowship application, enter Access Code “jdkf2024” – you will find the Access Code field located in the upper right corner of the screen.