Scholarships

Please don’t let money inhibit your dream of flying!!!

The Palomar Ninety-Nines offer 2 Scholarships for flight training.  Our Sister 99s offer 5 more.  And there are many, many other scholarships available.  Scholarship awards for training are offered to student pilots and licensed pilots of all ages (17 to 99). The Palomar 99s Chapter student pilot award will be given in the Fall while an award for advanced training will be given in the Spring. The application to apply for the Fall 2018 “Student Pilot” award can be downloaded using this link

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Palomar 99s Scholarship Recipients

Amelia Earhart Flying Awards

Patty Haley   1992   (Instrument rating)
Elizabeth (Davidson) Murray   1999   (CFI)
Janette Lanz   2015   (Commercial Certificate)
Meagan Gearin   2015   (Multi-Engine add-on)

Fly Now Award!

Brianna Harris   2016   (private pilot)
Chelsey Larson   2018   (private pilot)

The Palomar Chapter Scholarship Awards

Gladys Magh  2017

Student Pilot Award

Kristina Hamm   2018    Advanced Rating Award
Madeline Campbell   2018     Student Pilot Award

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Available Scholarships

Established in 1940 to help deserving 99s members to further their accomplishments, today the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund exceeds $4 million and provides The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Program. Founded in 1940, it 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 from Commercial to CFI and ATP; ratings such as instrument, multi-engine, and jet type; technical training such as A & P certificate; and college education for degrees in aviation, including Bachelors, Masters, and PhDs.

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

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 one-month prior to the application deadline 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

  1. The Fall Fly Now Award Application deadline is September 15. 
  2.  Membership join date must be no later than August 15 of that year.

Check out http://youcanfly.org  Application period: March 1 – May 2 Annually

AOPA Foundation Primary Certification Scholarships: Multiple scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $75,000; must be an AOPA member to apply; age 16 and up; can use the money toward their initial pilot certificate including sport, private or recreational.

AOPA Foundation Advanced Rating Scholarships: Multiple scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $10,000; must be an AOPA member to apply; age varies depending on rating; can use the money toward an instrument, commercial CFI, CFII or MEI rating.

The San Diego Ninety-Nines offer 5 Scholarships for flight training. Scholarship awards for training are offered to student pilots and licensed pilots of all ages. Scholarships offered through International headquarters can be found on the 99s Scholarship Summary Page.