2021 AE Memorial Scholarship Winners

2021 AE Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Bottom

I’m so grateful and honored to receive a AEMSF Scholarship for my instrument rating.  Growing up in Alaska sparked my dream to make a difference through aviation – I’m on track to realize that dream by joining the Alaska Air National Guard as a KC-135 pilot!  My other flight goals are to be a role model and leader in the Ninety-Nines, to succeed in advanced flight training, and to fly as a commercial pilot.  I aim to realize these goals so that one day I can mentor and inspire others, like the women who have mentored and inspired me thus far.

Athena Chang

I’m a sophomore student and Air Force ROTC cadet at Stanford University studying mechanical engineering. My long-term goal after commissioning into the Air Force is to fly fighter jets, attend Test Pilot School, and shoot my shot at becoming an astronaut. I’m so thankful for the Bay Cities 99s for believing in me as I pursue my PPL this year!

Jae Grossi

I began my pilot journey by joining the Bay Cities Chapter of the 99s in February of 2020. Since then, I have been balancing my private pilot training with pandemic response work as a member of the Health Emergency Response Unit of Contra Costa County. I hope to use my background in education and continue my pilot training to become a Certified Flight Instructor and help other aspiring aviators achieve their dreams.