The Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety Nines offers a $2,000 award annually to honor our late Phoenix Chapter member June Bonesteel. The Scholarship can be used toward primary or advanced training or to regain currency.
Applicants must be a female U.S. citizen, resident of the state of Arizona, possess a valid medical and student pilot certificate or better. Primary training applicants must have soloed and passed the written exam.
Applications must be submitted by June 15th of each year. Scholarship winners will be announced on or before September 15th of the respective year.
The First Wings Award (formerly Fly NOW) are scholarships of up to $6,000 offered to Student Pilot Members of the 99s based on completion of specific training milestones.
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must hold a student pilot certificate, have been an official Student Pilot Member three months prior to the application deadline and show financial need.
Offered by the Ninety-Nines twice annually, with approximately twenty scholarships awarded each cycle.
Deadlines to apply: April 1st and October 1st each year
Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are for licensed pilot members to advance in training and education in aviation and aerospace, and will pay for:
Eligibility: Applicant must be a member of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. continuously for one full year as of January 1st. Note: There is no length of membership requirement for Vicki Cruse or Kitty Houghton Scholarships. There are chapter quotas for applications. For a complete list of criteria and instructions on applying, please visit the website listed below.
Offered by the Ninety-Nines once per year, with approximately twenty scholarships awarded.
Deadline to apply: January 1st of each year
Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Winners:
2021 – Rachel Marion
2020 – Chelsea Montgomery
2019 – Zion Otto, Nancy Crase/Hannah Henderson
2018 – Anne Muirhead, Felecia Zahn
2017 — Sherlyn Halloran, Courtney Smith
2016 — Diana LeSueur, Sara Mazzarella
2015 — Emily Johnson
2014 — Kayla Waskowski, Leah Thomas
2013 — Diana LeSueur
2012 — Theresa Farley, Sherlyn Halloran
Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund Winners from Phoenix Chapter:
2022– Rachel Marion (Multi-Engine Add-on), Courtney Smith (CFI)
2021– Ashlie Gimbel (CE-525 Type Rating)
2019– Felecia Zahn (Multi-engine add-on), Stephanie Frazier (Instrument)
2018– Magdalena Jarda (Multi-Engine add-on), Tessie Quintana (Commercial), Samantha Sizemore (Instrument), Keely Costello (Vicki Cruse Emergency Maneuver Training)
2017 — Emily Johnson (Multi-Engine add-on), Sara Mazzarella (Instrument)
2016 — Emily Johnson (Instrument)
2015 — Diana LeSueur (Instrument), Jeanne Rieck (Multi-Engine add-on), Courtney Smith (Multi-Engine add-on)
2013 — Sherlyn Halloran (Multi-Engine Instructor and CFI renewal), Theresa Farley (Instrument)
2012 — Gabrielle Palmas (Instrument)
2010 — Marina Saettone (Utility Vertical Reference Course-Helicopter)
AEMSF Fly Now Winners from Phoenix Chapter:
2019– Summerleigh Martin
2018– Isabella Del Principe, Emily Spratte
2017 — Lauren Bills, Stephanie Frazier, Amber MacKenzie, Klara Olcott
2016 — Isabella Diep, Magdalena Jarda, Claudia Marquez, Sara Mazzarella
2014 — Audree Davis, Emily Johnson
2013 — Diana LeSueur
2008 — Mallory Schreck