Section Scholarships
 

In addition to the scholarships listed on this page, Section members may be eligible for the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships. Each year, The Ninety-Nines award several Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships to qualified members for advanced flight training or courses in specialized branches of aviation. To learn more about these scholarships, please see our Section's AEM webpage.

For more general scholarship information, see the International Ninety-Nines web site.

The following are Southwest Section chapters that offer scholarships:

  • Alameda County Chapter 99s - Offering scholarships to 99s.

  • Bakersfield Chapter - We are offering four $1000 scholarships to local women. The four scholarships are to be used by the recipients to obtain an advanced rating or training to further their pursuit in aviation.  Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, April 25, 2014. Scholarship information can be found here.  www.bakersfield99s.org/scholarships.html

  • Bay Cities Chapter -  Each spring the Bay Cities chapter offers a scholarship to a woman working toward her Private or Sport pilot license.  99s Membership is NOT a requirement.  She must live with in 99 nautical miles of KOAK (Oakland Airport).  Applications are posted in January with submission deadlines in April.  For more information please visit our website at http://baycities99s.org/ and navigate to the scholarship page or contact scholarship@baycities99s.org

  • Coyote Country Chapter 99s - We are offering both the Pam Van Der Linden Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Santosuosso Aviation Scholarship. Both are $1,000 for advanced ratings and your application makes you eligible for both scholarships. Criteria: Female pilot training in Southern California area - Information Contact Shannon Austin -951-961-4530 or email her at ShannonAAustin@gmail.com http://coyotecountry99s.googlepages.com

  • Imperial So-Lo 99s:
    The Bob Douthitt Memorial Scholarship- This $1,000 scholarship is established for a licensed pilot seeking a higher rating.  There must be two or more recommendations, which includes one from a certified flight instructor. He or she must be a United States citizen, a resident of the Imperial County, CA or  a member of the American Navion Society, Ltd.
    . Must include a personal statement about why you are working toward this rating and goals for your future flying, and a photo of yourself.  A statement from your flight instructor must be included with the application. http://www.iplsolo99s.org/bob_douthitt1.html
    For more information, please contact Mari Hurley

  • Long Beach 99s: This scholarship is open to women in the South Bay area of Los Angeles working on a pilot license, pilot revalidation or further ratings.

  • Marin 99s: Occasionally offered: $500 "Wing Up" Check Ride Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for the initial (private) or next level (instrument, commercial, etc.) check ride to support the dreams of women embracing aviation either as a personal passion or as a career. Application criteria includes: residency within 100 miles of Marin County Airport and the applicant must be eligible for the rating being applied for (ie: number of hours required), and have completed the written requirements for the rating. Download an application and instructions for complete details.

  • Monterey Bay 99s - Two annual scholarships for a student pilot and an advanced pilot who are at least 18 years old and resident of Monterey or Santa Cruz County. Application due about December. For additional information and an application, please visit the Monterey chapter Web site.

  • Mount Diablo 99s - One $1,250 scholarship for an addition rating or certificate -- due August 15. Criteria includes: private pilot license, current medical, must live within 50 NM of Concord Buchanan Airport, and be a member of The 99s. Download an application and instructions for complete details.

  • Mount Shasta 99s: A $500 scholarship to a female resident of Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Tehama, Glenn or Butte Counties. The scholarship can be used by the recipient to obtain the private pilot license, or toward an advanced rating to further her pursuit of an aviation career. Additional info at http://www.mountshasta99s.org/Scholarship.htm

  • Phoenix 99s: Two $1,500 annual scholarships for female student pilots. Arizona residency required. Details and an application are on the Phoenix Web site For additional information, please contact phoenix99s@yahoo.com

  • Reno Area 99s:
    The Reno Area Chapter 99s is offering two scholarships:
    One Advanced Rating in the amount of $2500
    (Must hold a valid private pilot certificate and current medical)
    One Private Certificate in the amount of $5500
    (Must hold a valid student pilot certificate)
    To qualify you must:
    Ø Currently reside within 75 nm of Reno to the west north and south or to the border east of Reno
    Ø Have lived in the area for at least one year
    Ø Hold a valid student pilot certificate or pilot’s license and current medical
    Ø Have not been a recipient of any Reno Area 99s scholarships for the past three years
    Ø For private certificate scholarship MUST have completed first solo flight prior to March 4,2013
    For Application Contact:
    Kathy Walton at 775-356-2928 eve.
    Or e-mail kathywalton99@netscape.net
    Please use Scholarship Information as Subject in e-mail or it will be considered spam
    Applications must be received by March 4, 2013
    Interviews will be held in the afternoon on
    March 14, 2013 at Atlantic Aviation at Reno-Tahoe
    International Airport

  • Reno High Sierra 99s:Flyer Two scholarships--one $2,500 for a female student pilot and one $3,000 for a female advanced rating pilot. Scholarships are limited to female pilots who reside within and fly out of any airport within 100 nautical miles of Reno-Tahoe International airport plus airports in northern Nevada to the Oregon and Idaho borders. Student pilots must have soloed by the application deadline. Advanced pilots must have already completed at least 5 hours of flight training towards advanced rating/license. Applications are now available and the deadline is April 30. Personal interviews by a panel of 5 are conducted in May. The scholarship is awarded in June at our annual scholarship award ceremony. Applications can be requested from our website www.renohighsierra99s.org


  • Rio Colorado Chapter: The Rio Colorado Chapter 99s is offering three different scholarships in the amount of $1,000 in 2007 for aspiring aviatrixes in the Lake Havasu or Bullhead City area. For more details- http://www.riocolorado99s.org/Scholarships.htm

  • SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHAPTER 99s: SHIRLEY LEHR/BETTY ALAIR MEMORIAL AVIATION SCHOLARSHIPThe Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc. is sponsoring one Aviation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500. The applicant must be a female who is actively pursuing flight training, has soloed and passed her FAA Written Examination and must live within 99 NM of Sacramento Executive Airport.
    1. The purpose of this scholarship is to help defray the cost of obtaining ratings in the
    field of aviation.
    2. The Scholarship Committee will consider financial need.
    3. Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2013.
    4. Two letters of recommendation and one head and shoulders photograph must accompany each application.
    5. Applicants should be prepared for a personal interview May 11 at the Sacramento
    Executive Airport.
    6. The Scholarship Committee will make the final selection of the recipient. If there are
    no qualified applicants, the Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withhold the
    scholarship.
    7. Award money must be used during the 14 months immediately following the presentation in June.
    8. Progress updates will be required.
    9. Sacramento Valley Chapter will disburse funds at the discretion of the Scholarship
    Committee directly to the flight school.
    Send application to:
    Sharon Stone
    6041 16th Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95820
    For further information contact: Sharon Stone 916-599-1515 email: Sharon.stone@va.gov

  • San Diego Ninety-Nines, Inc.:
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    Student Pilot Scholarship- Award amount: $1000
    May be applied to: private pilot certificate only
    Limitations: 90-day limit to apply funds to flight training
    Deadline: September 30
    Eligibility requirements:
    Female residing in San Diego County, Current medical certificate, Passing score on written test, Completed a solo flight


    San Diego 99s/Darlene Kelly Advanced Rating Scholarship
    Award amount: $2000
    May be applied to: one advanced rating only
    Limitations:? ATP not eligible; 90-days to apply funds to flight training
    Deadline: December 31
    Eligibility requirements: Female residing in San Diego County, Current medical certificate,
    Private pilot certificate


    Marian R. Delano Memorial Flight Scholarship
    Award amount: $1500
    May be applied to: private pilot certificate or one advanced rating
    Limitations: ATP not eligible; 90-days to apply funds to flight training
    Deadline: January 31
    Award date: February 28
    Eligibility Requirements: Female, Member of Southwest Section of Ninety-Nines,
    Current medical certificate, Private pilot certificate required for advanced rating,
    Student pilots must have passed written test and completed solo flight


    The Dottie Sanders Flight Scholarship
    Award amount: $1000
    May be applied to: private pilot certificate or one advanced rating
    Limitations: ATP not eligible; 90-days to apply funds to flight training
    Deadline: April 1
    Award date: April 23
    Eligibility Requirements: Female residing in San Diego, Riverside or Imperial counties
    Member of Southwest Section of Ninety-Nines, Current medical certificate, Private pilot certificate required for advanced rating, Student pilots must have passed written test and completed their solo flight
    Website- http://www.SanDiego99s.org
    Email: WomenPilots@gmail.com

    The 2009- 2010 application is here.


  • San Fernando Valley 99s: Three annual scholarships available to men and women who want to pursue careers in Aviation. Criteria: 18 years old and live in greater Los Angeles Area. For additional information and an application, please visit the San Fernando Valley chapter Web site..

  • San Gabriel Valley 99s: Mt. San Antonio College scholarship $500 -awarded to a female Mt SAC student in the professional pilot program. Chosen by the department co-chair...also a member of our chapter.
    Jean Bustos scholarship $500 -awarded to a mature women pilot to be used towards flying. In memory of Jean Bustos, a member of the San Gabriel Valley 99's
    Linda Hayden Memorial Future Woman Pilot scholarship $750 -awarded to a FWP to be used towards flight training. In memory of Linda Hayden, a member of the San Gabriel Valley 99's

  • San Luis Obispo 99s: The SLO 99s are awarding scholarships to San Luis Obispo County women interested in becoming pilots. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist with either obtaining the private pilot license or any advanced rating. Applicant must be a woman at least 17 years of age residing in San Luis Obispo County with at least 10 hours logged toward a private pilot license, passed the written portion of the exam for the rating for which they are training and hold a current medical certificate. Details- http://slo99s.org/

  • Santa Barbara 99s: Joan Steinberger Aviation Scholarships --- Helps a Southwest Section female student pilot complete her Private Pilot Certificate and a Southwest Section certificated pilot obtain an advanced rating or certificate. For more information on eligibility requirements and deadlines please see the scholarship application.
    scholarship application.

  • Santa Rosa 99s: Annual scholarship for a women pilot who lives within 150 miles of STS--Sonoma County Airport. Application due about May. For additional information and an application, please visit the Santa Rosa Chapter Web site.

  • Sedona Red Rockettes: $500-1,000.
    Scholarship Chair, Bette Bach Fineman, 2440 Cessna Circle, Camp Verde AZ 86322, ladyeagle@swiftwireless.com
    Basics requirements: Female, 18 or older, valid medical, minimum 10 hours flight time within last 6 months.  Arizona residents given preference.
    Applications submitted by Dec. 31 each year.


  • Sutter Buttes 99s:99s Women Pilots’ Scholarship--  the chapter offers a scholarship for $1,500 open to any 99 whose chapter is based within 99 nautical miles of Yuba City, CA.  She has to have been a 99 for at last one year from the end of the current year.  This scholarship is offered for any advanced rating or certificate involved in aviation.  She must have completed at last 5 hours toward the rating requested and have 25 hours of flight time within the last 6 months.  Application must be postmarked by December 31st of the current year.  Winner will be announced by the end of March the following year.  For application and/or further information, contact Carol Andrews, charley.alpha@theunion.net or (530)432-2827.

  • Ventura County 99s: Future Women Pilots' Scholarships--The chapter offers financial assistance of (4) scholarships up to $3,000 each, to be awarded to women student pilots--one (or more) awarded in the winter and one (or more) in summer each year.
    Applicant must be a female student pilot, fly out of any Ventura County airport, have a current medical (if required for the certificate), have at least 10 flight hours in the past 90 days and be working towards a Private Pilot's or Sport Certificate.
    DEADLINE: June 1st and November 1st each year.
    CONTACT: Lori Parker Scholarship Chair at (805) 552-9512 or vc99s.com for information and scholarship package.
    Advanced ScholarshipThe chapter offers financial assistance of (1) advanced scholarship up to $2,500, awarded in winter each year.
    Applicant must be a female student pilot, fly out of any Ventura County airport, have a current medical for the rating being sought and at least 5 flight hours in the past 90 days.
    DEADLINE: November 1st each year
    CONTACT: Lori Parker Scholarship Chair at (805) 552-9512 or vc99s.com for information and scholarship package.
    EMT Scholarship – The chapter offers financial assistance of up to (2) scholarships each year, for one module of a qualifying EMT course, up to $700.
    Applicants must be 99s in good standing from any of the following Chapters: Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Imperial, Long Beach, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Ventura County. A notification is sent to Chapter Chairs at least one month in advance of the lottery drawing to encourage all members to apply.
    DEADLINE: Varies each year, usually in February and November
    CONTACT: Email ScholarshipsVC99s@yahoo.com or go to vc99s.com for information.  
  • Yavapai: $1,000 award. May not be annual. Contact Marge Matheny

Other Scholarship Opportunities
Members of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots would like to invite you to apply for our Financial and Airline scholarships. The International Society of Women Airline Pilots is a group dedicated to assisting women who aspire to be airline pilots. Our scholarships are for advanced flight training.
Financial scholarships are cash awards paid directly to a flight school or training institute. Financial awards are available for CFI, CFII, MEI, ME Commercial (SE Commercial required), or ATP. Financial applicants must have a Commercial certificate for airplanes, with an instrument rating or non-U.S. equivalent. ATP applicants only must have 1400TT and the ATP written test completed.
Airline scholarships are donated by corporate and individual sponsors. Past awards have included B-737 type ratings, B-727 type ratings and B-727 engineer ratings. The availability of airline scholarships changes every year, so applicants are not able to apply for specific aircraft ratings. Once awarded, the aircraft type and corporate sponsor will be announced to the winner. Airline applicants must have an ATP rating, or non-U.S. equivalent, current Flight Engineer written complete, and a First Class Medical Certificate.
We invite all of you to visit our website iswap.org and click on the scholarship link for more complete details. Also, please feel free to e-mail the scholarship co-chair Cheryl Konter at isascholarshipapplication@iswap.org if you have more specific questions. Application and all supporting documents must be postmarked by December 10th.

Rio Grande Norte Chapter member Heather Cook has just published "Aviation
Scholarship Directory 2008" for the benefit of anyone looking for an
aviation related scholarship. Over 500 listings for flight training,
mechanic and technical training, college degrees and more are here. In
addition there are great tips about how to apply for and win these
scholarships. Heather is a 2007 recipient of an AEMSF New Pilot Award.

The guide is available through Phoenix Flight Publications at
www.phoenixflightpublications.com .

This would be an excellent resource for anyone looking for a future in
aviation.

For further information, contact Heather at marthaheather@gmail.com .

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