Pilot Training Scholarship

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Bay Cities Chapter 2017 Scholarship

It’s here, $1250 to a woman pilot working on her initial flight rating.

Purpose: The Bay Cities chapter of the Ninety-Nines is proud to announce our 2017 scholarship to provide funding toward pilot training, materials, ground school, or exams. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a little extra monetary assistance to a woman working on her initial flight rating (Private or Sport).

Award: $1250


  • Any female student pilot residing within 99 nautical miles of the Oakland Airport.
  • Applicant must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Applicant must be eligible for a private pilot or sport pilot license within the USA.
  • Applicant must hold a current medical certificate and student pilot certificate.
  • Applicant does not need to be a member of the 99s.

To apply:

  • Submit the following documents:
    1. A completed copy of the ‘Application Cover Sheet’
    2. A one-page letter introducing yourself and your aviation goals. Include information on your financial need, community involvement, and aviation involvement;
    3. A completed copy of the ‘Budget Statement’
    4. A one-page letter of recommendation, preferably from a CFI or other aviation professional; and
    5. A copy of your medical certificate and student pilot certificate. All documents must be combined into a single pdf
  • Email the pdf, clearly identified, to scholarships@baycities99s.org and bcc99s@gmail.com .
  • The application must be received electronically no later than midnight on March 19, 2017.


  • This scholarship is for items such as books, headsets, exams, check rides, etc.
  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone interview with the scholarship committee.
  • Funds must be claimed within one year of the date the scholarship is awarded. Original receipts will be required for reimbursement and must be signed by both the scholarship winner and a CFI. Alternatively a single sum can be sent directly to the flight training facility of choice.

The scholarship committee will notify the winning candidate, and all candidates who did not qualify, by April 16, 2017. A certificate will be awarded to the winner on April 29th at the Southwest Section meeting, Oakland Airport Hilton.

Download Scholarship Application


For Word File

  • Download Word file from site.
  • Fill in your info.
  • Print or Print/Save as PDF
  • Scan each page and save as PDF
  • Use online tool to merge into one file.
  • Send merged file to scholarship chair.

If you don’t have MS-Word, you can download and use free Word editor
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Alternatively, if using PDF

  • Download PDF file from site.
  • Print all pages
  • Fill in your info by hand
  • Scan each page and save as PDF
  • Use online tool to merge into one file.
  • Send merged file to scholarship chair.

There are a number of online tools that you can use to merge PDF files into one file. Here are a couple:

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