Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Program

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

Each year The Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines offers up to two $2,000 scholarships to women in Arizona. The scholarships are to be used by the recipients to assist in obtaining a private pilot certificate, sport pilot certificate or for an advanced rating or training to further their pursuit in aviation. Applications must be submitted by ​ June 15th of each respective year. Scholarship winners will be announced ​on or before September 15th of the respective year.

Private Pilot or Light Sport Pilot Certificate Scholarship:

  • $500 upon completion of written exam
  • $500 following successful solo
  • $500 upon completion of long cross country (if required). If not, $500 will be paid upon completion of the flight hours required to complete the training.
  • $500 upon completion of successful checkride

Advanced rating or training:

  • $500 upon completion of written exam (if required). If not $500 will be paid upon completion of the flight hours required to complete the training.
  • $1,000 upon completion of the flight hours required to complete the training.
  •  $500 upon completion of successful checkride or course completion.

Applicant Criteria

  • Female U.S. citizen and resident of the state of Arizona
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Proficient in English

Award Criteria

Applications will be ​evaluated by three judges, who are qualified pilots but ​not members of the Phoenix chapter. 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

​Please scan and submit a single PDF that includes completed application and all required documents ​to the Phoenix Ninety-Nines Scholarship Committee Chair, [email protected] Applications must be received by the June 15th deadline of each year.

Scholarship Application Form

To apply for the Phoenix Chapter Scholarship Program, please download the instructions/checklist and application using the buttons below.

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Scholarship Terms

  • The $2,000 scholarship will be disbursed in increments and the applicant will have to initially pay for the training. The scholarship is designed to reimburse part of the training costs. Each ​scholarship will be paid ​​to the​ applicant/winner upon receipt of sufficient proof of ​completion, such as: copies of written test results, copies of logbook entries signed by certified flight instructor, new certificate, or ​receipts for fuel/aircraft rental for hours flown.
  • Recipients who successfully complete their training will receive a one-year membership in the Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines.
  • Any unused monies will revert back to the Phoenix Chapter of the Ninety-Nines Scholarship Fund.
  • Recipient(s) agree to complete 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].