Southwest Section Chapters Scholarships
Many Southwest Section chapters offer scholarships for anything from learning to fly to advanced ratings. The eligibility requirements and application periods for these scholarships vary. Please contact the scholarship provider directly for the most current information about when and how to apply.
- Bay Cities Chapter
The Bay Cities chapter of the Ninety-Nines is proud to provide an annual scholarship to provide funding toward flight training, materials, ground school, and exams. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide monetary assistance to women working on any certificate, rating, or endorsement. Scholarship award amounts of up to $4000 will be determined by our scholarship committee based on the needs of selected applicants. Visit the website for more information.
- Long Beach 99s:
The Long Beach chapter of the Ninety-Nines is offering one $1,000. This scholarship is open to women in the South Bay area of Los Angeles working on a pilot license, pilot revalidation or further ratings. Visit the website for more info or contact.
- Marin 99s:
$500 “Wing Up” Check Ride Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for the initial (private) or next level (instrument, commercial, etc.) check ride to support the dreams of women embracing aviation either as a personal passion or as a career.
- Monterey Bay 99s
Two annual scholarships for a student pilot and an advanced pilot who are at least 18 years old and resident of Monterey or Santa Cruz County. For additional information and an application, please visit the Monterey chapter website.
- Mount Shasta 99s:
The Mount Shasta chapter of the Ninety-Nines is offering a $1500 scholarship to local women. The scholarship can be used by the recipient to obtain the private pilot license, or toward an advanced rating to further her pursuit of an aviation career. Visit the website for more info.
- Orange County 99s: The Orange County Ninety Nines offer up to three aviation scholarships, each for $3,000. The scholarship can be used for Private Pilot Certificate, advanced ratings, as well as Airframe and Powerplant advancement. These are open to Ninety-Nines with memberships effective February 15th of the current year who will train within 55nm of KSNA. Applications are due May 15th of the current year. Visit www.OC99s.org for the complete information and application.
- Phoenix 99s:
The Phoenix Chapter offers the June Bonesteel Memorial Flight Training Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 for flight training.
Criteria: Female Arizona resident with minimum of Student Pilot Certificate (Primary training applicants must have soloed and passed the written exam).
Deadline: June 15
Application form and instructions at: www.phx99s.org/phoenix-chapter-scholarship
- Reno Area 99s:
The Reno Area Chapter 99s is offering three scholarships: one Advanced Rating in the amount of $2000, one Private Certificate in the amount of $1500, and one Recurrency Scholarship in the amount of $500. For more details, please contact Kathy Walton.
- Reno High Sierra 99s:
We offer three scholarships $3,500 for an advanced rating; $2,500 for a student pilot; $1,000 for re-currency or a new endorsement. All are available for females within a 99 nm radius of the Reno-Tahoe Airport. Applications are due Oct. 15. Information and applications are on our website at www.renohighsierra99s.org This year we are offering a special Discover Aviation scholarship for $1,000 to anyone 16 and older who has less than 5 hours logged in an aircraft. Same residency requirement.
- Rio Colorado Chapter:
The Rio Colorado Chapter 99s is offering three different scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for aspiring aviatrixes in the Lake Havasu or Bullhead City area. Visit the website for more details.
- Sacramento Valley Chapter:
The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc. is sponsoring one Aviation Flying Angels Memorial Scholarship. The applicant must be a female who is actively pursuing flight training, has soloed, passed her FAA Written Examination, and lives within 99 NM of Sacramento Executive Airport. For further information, visit the website.
- San Diego Ninety-Nines, Inc.:
The San Diego Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is offering five scholarships for aviatrixes in flight training. Visit the website for more info, or contact
- Nancy Stratford Flight Training Scholarship $1,250
- Marian R. DeLano Memorial Scholarship $1,500
- Dottie Sanders Memorial Flight Scholarship $1,000
- Student Pilot Flight Training Scholarship $1,000
- Darlene Kelly Advanced Certificate/Rating Flight Training Scholarship $2,000
- San Fernando Valley 99s:
Three annual scholarships available to anyone who wants to pursue careers in aviation. For additional information and an application, please visit the San Fernando Valley chapter website.
- San Joaquin Valley 99s:
The San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the International Organization of the Ninety-Nines is offering a $500 scholarship to local women. The scholarship can be used by the recipient to obtain a Private Pilot License or toward an advanced rating. Click here for more information
Annual scholarship for a women pilot who lives within 150 miles of STS–Sonoma County Airport. Application due about May. For additional information and an application, please visit the Santa Rosa Chapter website.
- Ventura County 99s:
The Ventura County Ninety-Nines are pleased to offer Student Pilot and Advanced Scholarships. Visit the website for more information.