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Ninety-Nines scholarship opportunities

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships and mutual support. The following are scholarships that are available for aviation students:

The Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship
The Ninety-Nines will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2016 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on July 27, 2016. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2016. Proof of financial need and financial information is not required.  Additional information about how to apply for the scholarship and a scholarship flyer can be found at www.kjsoloscholarship.com. Many rising college freshmen who are enrolling in college aviation programs and just starting their flight training apply for this scholarship.

99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarships
The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) is a trust fund of over $5 million that provides significant scholarship aid to women pilots and student pilots. Over the past 10 years AEMSF has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarship aid. During its more than 75 year history, the Fund has awarded over 750 scholarships, helping hundreds of women achieve their aviation dreams.

Entering students may be particularly interested in applying for AEMSF Fly-Now Scholarships of up to $6,000 toward an initial pilot rating for women who are learning to fly. From October 2014 to October 2016, AEMSF awarded $190,000 in semiannual Fly Now Awards to 79 recipients. Applicants will need to join the 99s as a student member by August 15, 2016 and submit their application for the Fall Fly Now Awards bySeptember 15, 2016. The applications for the fall Fly Now Awards will be available in August 2016.

In addition to the Fly Now Scholarships, the AEMSF also offers scholarships to complete an additional pilot certificate or rating or pilot training course, including instrument, multi-engine, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, emergency maneuver training and all kinds of type ratings, including jet type ratings. What is unique about these scholarships is that they cover the full cost of the training. Most of the scholarships in this group require prior membership in the 99s.  The Fund also offers scholarships for college students majoring in aviation-related fields.

Additional information about scholarships offered by the AEMSF can be found at http://www.ninety-nines.org/scholarships.htm.

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