The Fran Bera Memorial Scholarship
We are currently fundraising for a student pilot scholarship in honor of our late San Diego Chapter matriarch and air racing legend, Fran Bera. When she passed in Feb 2018, her 69-year membership in the Ninety-Nines was the 7th longest in the organization. Fran was always a supporter of women pilots and especially student pilots.
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The San Diego Chapter of the International Women Pilots Organization, aka The "99s", offers these scholarships for aviatrixes in flight training:
Nancy Stratford Student Pilot Flight Training Scholarship
A $2,000 award to help fund flight training. Applicant must (1) be a female, (2) reside in San Diego County, (3) have a current student medical for PPL award, and (4) a passing score on written test OR completed a solo flight. Funds may be used to help fund Private Pilot training. There is a 90-day limit to apply funds towards training.
Application deadline - March 1st.
Marian R. DeLano Memorial Scholarship
A $1,500 award to help fund flight training. Applicant must (1) be a female, (2) have solo sign-off AND written test passed for a private pilot license (3) be a member of a 99s chapter in the Ninety-Nines 'Southwest Section' (CA, AZ, NV, UT, HI). The scholarship is good for one rating or certificate only. Air Transport Rating not eligible. There is a 90-day limit to apply funds towards training.
Application deadline - May 31st.
Dottie Sanders Memorial Flight Scholarship
A $1,000 award to help fund flight training. Applicant must (1) be a female, (2) reside in San Diego, Riverside, Orange or Imperial counties OR be a member of any chapter of the Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines, (4) PPL applicants must have passed the written and soloed (5) If for an advanced rating/certificate, applicant must have Private certificate. Funds may be used to help fund Private Pilot training OR if a certified pilot applicant, may be used to fund training for the Instrument, Commercial, Multi Engine, or any Flight Instructor certificates. There is a 90 day limit to apply funds towards training.
Application deadline - June 30th.
Darlene Kelly Advanced Certificate/Rating Flight Training Scholarship
One $2,000 award to help fund training for the Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, or any Flight Instructor certificate. Applicant must (1) be a member of the Southwest Section of the Ninety-Nines, (2) have a current medical, and (3) have a private pilot license. There is a 90-day limit to apply funds towards training.
Application deadline - August 31st.
The Fullerton Chapter 99s Sylvia Paoli Scholarship
The Fullerton Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is partnering with the San Diego Chapter to give this award.
The application process will utilize the Darlene Kelly Advanced Certificate/Rating Flight Training Scholarship process and two winners will be chosen: One for the SD 99s award and another will receive a $1,974 award - the Paoli Scholarship, in honor of Sylvia Paoli (and the founding year of the Fullerton Chapter 99s).
Each award may be used to help fund training for the Instrument, Commercial, Multi-Engine, or any Flight Instructor certificate. Applicants must:
(1) be a Southwest Section Ninety-Nine (CA, AZ, NV, UT, HI)
(2) have a current medical
(3) have a private pilot certificate.
Both scholarships will use the SD99s Darlene Kelley scholarship application found at - http://www.sd99s.org/scholarships.html
The deadline is December 31st.
San Diego 99s Flight Scholarships
The AMELIA EARHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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 including additional pilot certificates and ratings, jet type ratings, college degrees, and technical training. Among other eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a member of The Ninety-Nines for at least one year.
To learn more about the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund - http://www.ninety-nines.org/scholarships.htm
FLY NOW AWARD SCHOLARSHIP
The Fly Now Award is an award of up to $6,000 based on completion of specific training milestones. It is available to Student Pilot Members of The 99s who meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible, applicants must hold a student pilot certificate, have been an official Student Pilot Member of the Ninety-Nines one month prior to the application deadlines (each March and September) and show financial need. The financial awards for the milestones are as follows:
Knowledge Test - $500, First Solo - $2500, Long Solo Cross Country -$2000 and Earning Certificate - $1000
To learn more about the Fly Now Award visit- http://www.ninety-nines.org/fly-now.htm
Want to put forth the best AEMSF application possible? Check out this Powerpoint presentation from the Trustees with suggestions!
San Diego Chapter of "The Ninety-Nines", Inc
International Organization of Women Pilots
Established in 1940 to help deserving 99s members to further accomplishments, today the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund exceeds $4 million and provides:The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded in 1940, is The Ninety-Nines' premier scholarship program for deserving 99s members to complete advanced training and education in aviation and aerospace.
For over six decades the 99s have provided fully paid scholarships to help women pilots complete pilot certificates ranging Commercial to CFI and ATP; ratings such as instrument, multi-engine, and jet type ratings; technical training such as A & P certificate; and college education for degrees in aviation, including Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs