Congrats to Maryland Chapter Member Leah Murphy, who earned her Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Certificate on July 19, 2023! Leah was able to complete this training thanks to the scholarship provided to her by the Sugarloaf Chapter. Leah will continue to pursue her certificates and ratings towards her goal of flying for a living.
APPLICATION WINDOW WAS OPEN APRIL 15, 2023 TO MAY 31, 2023
The Sugarloaf Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. is offering a minimum of two scholarships to a maximum of three scholarships with a total value of $4,500. The minimum amount per scholarship is $1,500. These scholarships are awarded in honor of the “small but mighty” Sugarloaf 99’s chapter, which provides inspiration and support to fellow aviatrix of our chapter and section to help them pursue their aviation-related goals.
Funds may be used for any phase of flight training (initial pilot through ATP including instrument, instructor, or other ratings), checkride fees, written exam fees, academic work related to aviation, air racing, charity flying, or any other reasonable flying-related activity.
Eligible applicants include students or full members of the Mid-Atlantic Region of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. that have been a member of International and the Section for at least 180 days by the application deadline date.
- Must be 16 years old or older to apply
- Mentor: Initial Certificate and Instrument Rating requires a mentor that is also part of the section to be identified. The applicant and mentor must both agree to report on progress monthly to the Sugarloaf Scholarship Chair.
- Funds will be paid to the vendor directly or reimbursed to the applicant at the discretion of the Sugarloaf Scholarship Committee after receipt of evidence achieving specific milestone(s), expense receipts, or other criteria agreed upon at the time of award notification.
- Any activity that funds are requested for, can be started but may not be completed prior to the application deadline. If the activity is completed prior to the awarding of the scholarships you are still eligible as long as you inform the scholarship committee of your progress (ie. don’t stop training to see if you win).
- Funds must be requested on or before June 30, 2024. Any remaining funds not requested by this date will be returned to the Sugarloaf 99s scholarship fund to use for a future scholarship.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM EASTERN ON MAY 31, 2023
Questions may be directed to Chair@sugarloaf99s.org
Name of Scholarship: Mid Atlantic Section Scholarship
Amount of Scholarship: Up to $5,000.00
Application Receipt Deadline: February 28, 2023
Announcement Date: April 15, 2023
Description: Mid Atlantic Section of the 99s is committed to supporting and promoting pilots who are female in the continued pursuit of aeronautical skills, both professionally and recreationally.
Open to: Any Mid-Atlantic Ninety-Nine member seeking to regain currency, increase proficiency or add an additional rating, certificate, or endorsement by participating in a defined training activity, e.g. instrument training, multi-engine training, CFI, CFII, seaplane, tailwheel, aerobatics, etc.
Note: This scholarship is NOT available to student pilots for initial flight training in obtaining their private pilot certificate.
Please submit the following in a PDF and attachments (include your name on each document title):
An essay limited to 1000 words describing the applicant’s:
- Objectives in obtaining the scholarship – career and/or personal aviation goals.
- How the scholarship will be used to advance those goals. What challenges do you face without this scholarship?
- Any special qualifications/experiences you may have to pursue these goals.
- Aviation related activities in which you have participated (including employment), and what it means to you.
- Any obstacles you have had to overcome to start or continue flying.
- How you would contribute to the Ninety-Nines and to the aviation community in general. Please emphasize what this training would mean to you and how you plan to “pay it forward” by returning value to the aviation community.
Any supporting documentation you deem important, such as:
- Evidence of passing written or practical test, if applicable.
- Current flight medical/BFR or other pertinent training
- Last page or more of logbook
- Reference letter from flight instructor/other.
- TOTAL cost of flight training requested and how you will pay for the additional cost of training not covered by the scholarship (make it clear that there are sufficient funds from other sources to complete the training or course of study within one year). Financial need is not a requirement but is an evaluation factor (tie-breaker).
- Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s chapter chair to verify member’s activity level and participation in chapter activities.
- Applicant must be a member of the Mid-Atlantic Section of The Ninety-Nines.
- Applicant must be a current member (in good standing) of The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
- Scholarship must be used for training within one year.
- Scholarship will be awarded based on the qualifications of the applicant.
- Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the appropriate training FBO or training organization.
- Invoices shall be submitted to the Treasurer of the Mid Atlantic Scholarship of The Ninety-Nines.
- The Mid-Atlantic Section of The Ninety-Nines Scholarship Committee may request additional information or documentation.
Name of Group Offering Scholarship: Mid Atlantic Section of The Ninety-Nines
Contact Information – Name & Position: Laura Savino, Mid Atlantic Scholarship Committee Chairman
Please send your application as a PDF document with attachments to Laura Savino at: BigPlanet747@gmail.com