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

Courtney Smith used her chapter scholarship for emergency maneuver training

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.

Ninety-Nines First Wings Award

Emily Spratte won a Fly NOW Award & earned her Private Pilot Certificate

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 Scholarship Foundation Award

Emily Johnson used her AE Scholarship to earn her multi-engine add-on rating

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are for licensed pilot members to advance in training and education in aviation and aerospace, and will pay for:

  • One full additional pilot certificate or rating
  • Jet type rating
  • Up to $10,000 renewable academic scholarship
  • One full technical training or certification course
  • Emergency Maneuver Training, in memory of Vicki Cruse
  • International Scholarship for pilots in developing countries, in memory of Kitty Houghton.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a member of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. continuously ​for one full year as of January 1st. NoteThere 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

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Additional Flight Training Scholarships

Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Archives

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:

2020-Melody Cosgrove

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