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


The San Diego Chapter of the International Women Pilots Organization,  aka The "99s", offers these scholarships for aviatrixes in flight training:


Nancy Stratford Flight Training Scholarship

A $1,250 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 OR if for an advanced rating/certificate 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 - January 31st.

 


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 private pilot license OR be a Student Pilot Member of the 99s AND (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 - March 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.


Student Pilot Flight Training Scholarship

One $1,000 award to help fund Private Pilot training. Applicant must (1) be a female San Diego County resident, (2) have passed the written test, (3) have a current student medical, and (4) soloed. There is a 90 day limit to apply funds towards training.
 
Application deadline - September 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 - December 31st.


Sylvia Paoli Flight Scholarship (Fullerton chapter)


The Fullerton Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is partnering with the San Diego Chapter to give their very first scholarship this January! The award amount is $1,975 (the year they were chartered) and is in honor of long time Fullerton 99s member Sylvia Paoli. Please use the SD99s Kelly scholarship application below to apply for this scholarship -


DOWNLOAD THE SD99s FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


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

San Diego 99s Flight Scholarships

The AMELIA EARHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

San Diego Chapter of "The Ninety-Nines", Inc

                       International Organization of Women Pilots