Scholarships

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

The Palomar Ninety-Nines offer 2 Scholarships for flight training.  Our Sister 99s (San Diego 99s) offers 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 “Student Pilot” award and “Advanced Pilot Rating” can be downloaded using this link

2020-21 Palomar Chapter 99s Scholarship Application 

Palomar 99s Scholarship Recipients

Elizabeth (Davidson) Murray (CFI) Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 1999
Elizabeth (Davidson) Murray (CFI)
Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 1999
Meagan Gearin (multi-engine add-on) Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 2015
Meagan Gearin (multi-engine add-on)
Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 2015
Janette Lanz (Commercial Certificate) Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 2015
Janette Lanz (Commercial Certificate)
Amelia Earhart Flying Awards 2015
Brianna Harris (private pilot) 2016
Brianna Harris (private pilot)
Fly Now! Award 2016

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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)
Hayley O’Neil    2019    (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
Leslie Bandy             2019   Advanced Rating Award
Hayley O’Neil           2019   Student Pilot Award                                                                                                                                                                Spring Award           2020   Advanced Rating Award

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Available Scholarships

The AMELIA EARHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

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 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.

AOPA

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. AOPA.org/aviationscholarships   January 3 thru March 15.

Sister 99s Scholarships

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.

Other Flying Scholarships

Top 10 Ways to Get Money for Pilot Training:  http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/aviation-scholarships/

Top 100 Aviation and Flight Training Scholarships and Grants:  http://flyaccelerated.com/pilot-loans-pilot-financing-grants/aviation-grants.html

The Figure 1 Foundation:   http://www.figure1foundation.com/apply/

Grants and Scholarships offered by FAA:   https://www.faa.gov/education/grants_and_scholarships/

EAA Flight Training Scholarships

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-scholarships/eaa-flight-training-scholarships

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https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-scholarships