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Aviation Scholarships for
Women Pilots

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships
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 seven decades we 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.

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.

Scholarship applicants should refer to information and application forms on the 99s International Web site and contact their Chapter AE Scholarship Chairman.

Lightspeed Aviation Foundation produced a great one minute professional video highlighting the 99s and the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fundís mission and accomplishments. View it here »

New Pilot Award
The 99s Amelia Earhart Memorial Future Woman Pilot Awards provide up to $2000 toward completion of the Recreational Pilot, Sport Pilot, or Private Pilot certificate, or non-U.S. equivalent, in any aircraft.

To qualify you must:

  • be an Associate member of The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
  • hold a current medical certificate if required for the pilot certificate sought
  • have proof of passing the Private Pilot Written Test
  • have soloed

If the training is to occur outside the USA, you will need to have the equivalent requirements for the country where the training will occur.

Applicants should refer to information and application forms on the 99s International Web site and contact their Chapter AE Scholarship Chairmen.

Maule Tailwheel Training Award

provides a 99s member with ten (10) hours tailwheel flight training at Maule Flight, Inc., in Moultrie, Georgia, USA, with an estimated value of $1500.

To qualify you must be:

  • a 99s member for at least one-year
  • a current pilot with no prior tailwheel experience
  • a U.S. citizen
  • to pay for travel, food, and lodging expenses during training
  • willing to spread word on the joys of tailwheel flying to the aviation community

is donated by Maule Air, Inc. Training will be provided by Maule Flight, Inc. at Spence Field (KMUL) near Moultrie, GA, approximately 50 miles Northeast of Tallahassee, FL, and about 250 miles from Atlanta. Get more info about Maule

Other Scholarships
Many 99s chapters and other organizations offer additional scholarships for anything from learning to fly to advanced ratings.
Get more info

Northern California Business Aviation Association
Annual scholarship of up to $5000 to support a career in business aviation ranging from design and manufacturing, to sales, back office, IT, and marketing to pilots, ground crew, cabin staff, and all other areas of business aviation.
Due date: March†29th, 2013
Application Form »
More info »

To find more scholarships, type "aviation scholarships" in the search box of your favorite search engine or see the ones listed in Google here.

Before you apply for any scholarship
The eligiblity requirements and application periods for these scholarships vary. Check the rules carefully to see when and how to apply.



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