The Connecticut Ninety-Nines scholarship is now online! Scroll down for information.


The New England Section Member Scholarship is open to any member of the New England Section 99s. At least 2 years membership required. This $2,000 scholarship has a deadline of Jan. 31st. Contact Martha Dunbar, committee chair, for application and more info

The deadline for the AEMSF Student Pilot FIRST WINGS (formerly the Fly Now) Scholarship apps is just weeks away on April 1. scholarship is open to student pilots with at least 3 months of 99s membership. In order to be eligible, you need to be a student pilot member of the 99s with a current medical or BasicMed clearance (unless you’re working towards Sport Pilot, in which case the medical is not required) and you need to have logged at least 5 hours of flight time in the last 6 months.  The award is for up to $6,000. Please be sure that you are familiar with the best practices for crafting a strong application. Review the webinar from Nov 4th 2020 on this subject at

There is also a special section in this webinar for Chairwomen on Chapter Letters of Recommendation and how to write effective one. (Note that LORs that simply restating what is in the essay does NOT help your applicant!) Chairs should expand on their applicant’s story with their own supporting anecdotes.

Additionally, the tips and suggestions here ––tips.html should be followed to write a strong, engaging and descriptive essay, which differs from a letter format.  An absolute must is to include a funding plan for achievement of the private pilot milestones so that the student may earn her reimbursements. Essays lacking this critical information do not score as well as those that do.

How do you know your app is the best it can be? Be sure you follow these guidelines and suggestions!

You can get a pdf of the application (you have to scan or mail it in) here. Contact Stella Ross and Rika Ballard

The Connecticut Chapter
offers a scholarship for women who aspire to the world of aviation.

The Connecticut Ninety-Nines offer an annual $1,000 scholarship. The application deadline is March 1. To view requirements & receive an application, please email the Connecticut Scholarship Committee Chair, Stella Ross, at

New England Section Scholarship is open to any 99 who has been a member for at least 2 years. The award is $2000. To get an application, click here and mail the app to: Martha Dunbar 54 Haven St Milford, MA 01757-3820

Section $500 Conference Award – Any 99 can apply. Contact Glenna Blackwell:

Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Scholarship: Click Here

Each year Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are awarded to qualified members for fully funded advanced flight training, jet type ratings and technical training. Partial funding of $10,000 per academic year is awarded for academic scholarships. In addition, the AEMSF provides Research Scholarship Grants and Fly Now Awards for Student Pilot members of the Organization. Aside from generous donations received from 99s Chapters, Sections and individual members, the United Parcel Service Foundation has graciously donated significant funds in the past. 99s members and other individuals have donated to the Fund through their estate bequests and the Perpetual Scholarship program. Since 1941 the AEMSF has awarded more than 500 scholarships. The amount awarded for these scholarships, including Research Scholar Grants and Fly Now Awards exceeds $11 Million. The AEMSF’s investment account is valued at well over $5.5 Million dollars. Deadline is January 1st.