The Ninety-Nines has a robust aviation scholarship program for women pilots and student pilots. In 2014 the 99s and the 99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) awarded 57 scholarships, including 33 Fly Now Scholarships, 17 AEMSF Advanced Training Scholarships, 3 Academic Scholarships, 1 Vicki Cruse Emergency Training Maneuver Scholarship, 1 Women Soar Scholarship, 1 Research Scholarship and 1 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship. Take a look at a few scholarship opportunities with upcoming application deadlines.
Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 7, 2015
The Ninety-Nines and EAA will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during 2015 calendar year) who wants to learn to fly or has just begun flight training with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The application should include the name, address, email, cell phone, birthdate of the applicant along with a 500 word essay describing why the candidate wants to learn to fly, how she will apply her training, and her goals for the future. Proof of financial need is not required. Applications must be submitted by email by July 7, 2015 to KJSoloScholarship@ninety-nines.org. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture activities at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The winner will be expected to provide a 400-1000 word essay to the scholarship committee at KJSoloScholarship@ninety-nines.org after her solo, sharing her training experiences and goals she has met. The scholarship is funded by the Ninety-Nines Inc. with support from the Ventura County Chapter of the Ninety-Nines and a grant from the 2014 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grant Competition. The scholarship funds must be used by Sept 1, 2016. Additional information about the scholarship can be
found at http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaaaviation-scholarships/eaa-flight-training-scholarships
99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) is a $6 million trust fund dedicated to providing scholarship assistance to women pilots, student pilots and women interested in aviation.
Application deadline: August, 2016
Fly Now Scholarships are awarded semiannually to women who want to learn to fly. http://www.ninety-nines.org/scholarships.htm Applications for the 2017 Fly Now fall scholarships will be available in August 2016. Applicants will need to join the 99s as an Associate (student) member to submit an application.
Advanced Flight Training Scholarships
The AEMSF also offers fully paid scholarships to complete an additional pilot certificate, rating or pilot training course, including instrument, multi-engine, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, emergency maneuver training and all kinds of 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. Additional information about these scholarships can be found at http://www.ninety-nines.org/scholarships.htm The Fund also offers scholarships for college students majoring in aviation-related fields.
2015 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Grant Competition: The 99s are one of 12 aviation nonprofit finalists in the annual Lightspeed Aviation Grant Competition. Lightspeed will award grants of up to $10,000 to the finalists receiving the highest Internet vote tallies. Please vote athttp://www.lightspeedaviationfoundation.org/content.cfm/Voting/Get-to-know-the-2015-finalists/The-Ninety-Nines. The grant winners will be announced at the Palm Springs Aviation Expo on October 15. With votes from aviation enthusiasts, the aviation community, our members and friends, the 99s hope to win the 2015 grant competition and use the Lightspeed grant to increase their outreach and presence at regional aviation events and publicize and award another Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship at Oshkosh.