In addition to the scholarships listed on this page, Section members may be eligible for the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships. 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. To learn more about these scholarships, please see our Section’s AEMSF webpage.

For more general scholarship information, see the International Ninety-Nines website.

Tips for applying to scholarships

The following are Southwest Section chapters that offer scholarships:


  • Bay Cities Chapter
    The Bay Cities chapter of the Ninety-Nines is offering one $1,000 to provide funding toward pilot training materials, ground school, or exams. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a little extra monetary assistance to a woman working on her flight ratings. Visit the website for more info or contact.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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, 2017. Information and applications are on our website at 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 Gabriel Valley 99s:
    • Jean Bustos scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a woman pilot to be used towards flying. In memory of Jean Bustos, a member of the San Gabriel Valley 99s.
    • Linda Hayden Memorial Future Woman Pilot scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a FWP to be used towards flight training. In memory of Linda Hayden,