The Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines June Bonesteel Memorial Flight Training Scholarship

Helping to promote women pilots and support them in reaching their aviation goals.

Each year The Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines offers a $2,000 flight training scholarship to women in Arizona. The scholarship is in honor of our late Phoenix Chapter member June Bonesteel. The scholarship can be used toward primary or advanced training or to regain currency, (primary training applicants are required to have accomplished their first solo and passed the written exam to be eligible to apply). The Scholarship will be paid upon successful completion of the training, certificate or rating sought. Applications must be submitted by June 15th of each year. Training considered for the scholarship should commence after the deadline. The scholarship winner will be announced on or before September 15th of each year. The recipient has one year to complete the training from the date the award was issued.

Application Criteria

● Female
● U.S. citizen
● Resident of the state of Arizona.
● Possess a valid FAA medical certificate appropriate for training sought.
● Possess a student pilot certificate or better.
● Primary training applicants are required to have accomplished their first solo and
passed the written exam.

Award Criteria

Applications may be ​evaluated by at least two outside judges who are qualified pilots. The judges will consider applicants based on the following criteria:
● Applicant’s commitment to aviation.
● Strength of the personal essay.
● Ability to achieve goals.
● Applicants current or planned involvement in the aviation community and the Ninety-Nines.
● Recommendation letters.
● Other scholarships previously received to fund aviation training.

Application Instructions

Scan and submit a single PDF file that includes the completed application form and all required documents listed in the instructions document via email to:

[email protected]

Verified electronic signatures or scanned ink signatures are acceptable. Applications must be received by the June 15th deadline of each year.

Scholarship Terms

  • The $2,000 scholarship will be paid to the applicant/winner as a reimbursement upon receipt of sufficient proof of training completion, such as: copies of written test results, copies of logbook entries signed by certified flight instructor, new certificate, or receipts for training.
  • Any unused monies will revert back to the Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines Scholarship Fund.
  • The recipient agrees to complete the certificate or training course within one year. The one-year time frame begins September 15th of the year the scholarship was awarded.

If you have any questions or require help, please contact the Scholarship Chair at: [email protected].