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Milestone Awards for Female Student Pilots Flying, Living or Working out of Ventura County

The Ventura County Ninety-Nines are pleased to offer up to (2) Student Pilot Milestone Awards up to $3,000 each. These awards are available to motivated female student pilots over the age of 17 who are living/working in Ventura Country or training at any Ventura County airport (CMA, OXR, SZP or NTD). The applicant must have least 6 flight hours within the last ninety days (2 hours may be in an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) or Flight Training Device (FTD) appropriate to the rating sought with CFI logbook entry). The awards are not based on financial need. The student must be able to have the financial means to complete her training without the scholarship. Financial distributions are awarded incrementally as the student completes various “milestones” of her training. Payments of the scholarship are applied directly to the student pilot’s flight school account.

Applications are made available at local flight schools in Ventura County, and on this website. Deadlines are November 15th, 2017 and May 15th, 2018.

For additional information and to download the Milestone Awards application, Click Here

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Karen Johnson Advanced Milestone Award for Female Pilots in Ventura County

Have you thought about getting an advanced rating? Your IFR? Maybe a Commercial or CFI rating? ATP? This is an opportunity to get started! The VC99s are thrilled to be offering and advanced scholarship! This award, up to $3,000, is available to motivated female pilots training for an advanced rating at any Ventura County airport (CMA, OXR, SZP or NTD). You do not need to be a Ninety-Nine to apply. The scholarship is awarded incrementally as the pilot completes various “milestones” in her training, such as passing the written exam, long cross country, etc. The fall deadline is November 15th. Apply today! 

For additional information and to download the Advanced Award Application, Click Here

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International 99s Scholarships
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Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships

The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund, established in 1940, is The Ninety-Nines' premier scholarship program for deserving 99s members to complete advanced training and education in aviation and aerospace. 

This fund provides:

• Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships for licensed pilot members to advance in training and education in aviation and aerospace, including scholarships to complete additional pilot certificates and ratings, jet type ratings, college degrees or certificates, technical training, and an Emergency Maneuver Training course which honors the memory of Vicki Cruse.
• Research Scholar Grants to add to the world’s knowledge of women in aviation and aerospace.
• The FLY NOW Award is a progressive award given to Associate (student pilot) members with a need for financial assistance to become licensed pilots. The award provides financial assistance toward completion of the initial pilot certificate, or non-U.S. equivalent, in any aircraft.

For applications & more information: Click Here
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Scholarship for new Pilots

The FLY NOW Award is a progressive award given to Associate (student pilot) members with a need for financial assistance to become licensed pilots. The award provides financial assistance toward completion of the initial pilot certificate, or non-U.S. equivalent, in any aircraft. For additional information and application: Click Here
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Southwest Section Scholarships Page

For other scholarships, check out the Southwest Section Scholarship page. Click Here
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For other scholarships visit:

The International Ninety-Nines Scholarship Page

Other Section and Chapter Scholarships

Other Southern California Aviation Scholarships

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Scholarship Resources
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