Aviation Scholarship

Each year the Santa Rosa chapter of the Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots awards a scholarship to a local woman pilot. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to be used for a specific rating or certificate in flight training and/or continuing education to further the recipient’s pursuit of a career in aviation.

Eligibility

  • Any woman pilot holding at least a current private license, a current medical, and a current flight review is eligible.
  • Applicant should be planning a career in any area of aviation, with flight training or education in mind.
  • Applicant must reside within 150 miles of Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Applicant must be eligible for the rating being applied for (i.e.: number of flight hours required, ratings required, medical required), and have completed written requirements for the rating before scholarship funds are dispersed.
  • The applicant must be at least 17 years old.
  • The applicant may be a member of the Ninety-Nines, and may be a member of the Santa Rosa Chapter, but it is not required.
  • Previous Santa Rosa Ninety-Nine aviation scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Application Guidelines

  • The application must be completed in full, using this form. Do not submit your own computer-generated form or change the format.
  • Applicant must meet eligibility requirements. Verification of eligibility will be made by the Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines scholarship committee.
  • All applications must be postmarked by midnight May 1st.

The original and 3 copies of the application should be submitted to:

Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines
C/O Judy Knaute, Wyvern Restaurants
575 W. College Ave., Ste 201
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

A selection committee made up of three members of the local aviation community will review the scholarship applications. Judging criteria will include:

  • Aviation activities as described in a personal essay and by recommendations.
  • Ability to meet planned goals, as shown by recommendations, academic and professional records.
  • Commitment to the field of aviation as described in personal essay and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated financial need.

The Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines scholarship committee will notify the winning candidate and all the candidates who did not qualify by June 15th.

Scholarship Award

  • The amount of the scholarship is $3000 and must be used within one year of the date the scholarship is issued.
  • The scholarship funds may be applied to academic tuition, to fees for technical schools or to flight training.
  • Funds will be paid from receipts, which document the training. Receipts must be signed by both the student and instructor and include copies of the logbook if applicable.
  • Scholarship funds should only be applied to one rating or certificate.

Download

2015 Scholarship form

2015 Scholarship Cover Letter