Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in the Ninety-Nines Inc., helping members reach their goals in aviation that they have always dreamed about. 

East Canada Chapter & Section Scholarships

West Canada Chapter & Section Scholarships

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships:

Each year Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are awarded to qualified members for five different scholarship types, including two specialized scholarships: an Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship established in memory of 99 member Vicki Cruse and an International Scholarship, in memory of Kitty Houghton, for pilots in developing countries. In addition, the AEMSF provides Research Scholarship Grants and Fly Now Awards for  Since 1941 the AEMSF has awarded almost 800 scholarships plus 275 awards to student pilots earning their first certificate. The amount awarded for these scholarships, includingResearch Scholar Grants and Fly Now Awards exceeds $12 Million. 

Fire up your personal learning experience and pilot skills by applying for the AEMSF 2021 scholarships this year.  All applications must be submitted by January 1, 2021

2021 AEMSF General Requirements and Instructions

All Applicants and AE Scholarship Chairmen MUST read the General Requirements and Instructions before downloading theappropriate application form.

Scholarship Descriptions

There are five separate Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship applications in order to accommodate the most common types of requests. The applicant should use the application form most appropriate to her circumstances and goal.

Application forms: The files MUST be downloaded, then opened with Adobe Reader on a computer, not on a tablet or smartphone. Thefillable fields will not appear on a tablet or smartphone. The forms below may be downloaded or printed. The file can be saved to your personal computer.

2021 AE Flight Training Scholarship Application

Up to $20,000 to complete an additional pilot certificate or rating or pilot training course.
Examples: Multi-engine rating, commercial certificate, King Air competency or qualification training or Boeing 737 type rating.

2021 AE Academic Scholarship Application

Up to $10,000 scholarship towards one year of a college degree in aviation or aerospace. Students may re-apply for continuing support through graduation.
Examples: Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree in fields such as aerospace engineering, aviation business management, air traffic management, or professional pilot. Note: Flight training may be included if integral to curriculum.

2021 AE Technical Training Scholarship Application

Up to $20,000 scholarship to complete an aviation or aerospace technical training or certification course.
Examples: ATP CTP, Airframe and/or Powerplant Mechanic certificate, Dispatcher certificate, Air Traffic Control training program, government or manufacturer’s safety training, specialized training or certification course. Note: Excludes any flight training and any technical training that is part of a college degree program.

2021 AE Vicki Cruse Memorial Scholarship Application for Emergency Maneuver Training

Fully paid scholarship to provide emergency maneuver and spin training in addition to an introduction to aerobatics. In memory of 99 Vicki Cruse, this scholarship is available to any licensed pilot member of The 99s without regard to existing ratings, financial need or length of membership. Complete details about the training can be found in the application package.

2021 AE Kitty Houghton Memorial Scholarship Application

This International scholarship in memory of Kitty Houghton, is offered specifically to encourage women pilots in emerging economy countries to pursue a career in aviation benefiting their home country. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in and enthusiasm for flying and have begun to work on their pilot’s license.

Research Scholar Grants

  • The documented history of woman’s place in the development and furtherance of aviation and aerospace.
  • Documenting and fostering the leadership role of women in all facets of aviation including social, economic, engineering, historical, political, etc.
  • The expansion of human knowledge in areas of specific differences faced by women in aviation: as pilots, as engineers, as administrators, in military aviation, etc. Special disciplines applied to these problems could include, but not be limited to: history, sociology, psychology, biology, economics, business administration, human engineering, ergonomics, etc.

The grant may be used in conjunction with other research activities such as: completion of research requirements for an advanced degree or matching funds with other grants to fund a program larger than either grant could sponsor independently.

Information on the AEMSF Research Scholar Grants, including eligibility requirements, application process, and deadlines, may be obtained from Dr. Jacqueline Boyd, AEMSF Research Scholar Grants.

Reaching beyond The 99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships, scholarships both large and small are sponsored by 99s Sections and Chapters. Eligibility requirements vary considerably, so we recommend a thorough review of all scholarships listed.

Tips for Creating Your Best Application

The competition for a scholarship is fierce, so don’t make these blunders and faux pas that will put your application packet squarely in the average score range. Only the best applications can be funded. In an effort to help applicants turn in the highest quality application possible, here are some resources to help the applicants: 

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