Bay Cities Chapter of the 99s
Pilot Training Scholarship 2021
In memory of Jean Tinsley
The Bay Cities chapter of the Ninety-Nines is proud to announce our 2021 scholarship to provide funding toward flight training, materials, ground school, and exams. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide monetary assistance to a woman working on any certificate, rating, or endorsement.
Scholarship award amounts of up to $4000 will be determined by our scholarship committee based on the needs of selected applicants.
Please see below for the application deadline, eligibility, and the application form.
- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by April 11, 2021.
- Applicants must be eligible for a private pilot or sport pilot license within the USA, or already hold at least a PPL.
- Applicants must hold a current medical certificate, and a student pilot certificate or PPL.
- Student pilots must have logged at least five hours of flight time and/or logged ground instruction, with a flight instructor, within the last six months.
- Applicants do not need to be a member of the 99s.
- Applicants must reside within California, north of the Clovis CZQ VOR 075/255 radials.
- Foreflight will be used for address eligibility verification if needed.
- This scholarship is for reimbursement of flight training supplies and expenses incurred after the date the scholarship is awarded.
- Please keep in mind that your application is a reflection of you. Neatness, following directions to the letter, and application presentation all matter.
- 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 her CFI.
- The scholarship committee will notify all applicants of our decisions by May 9, 2021.
To apply, submit the following documents per these instructions:
- Application Cover Sheet – completed and signed
- Applicant Essay – Introduce yourself and your aviation goals, one page maximum. Include information on your financial need, community involvement, and aviation involvement.
- Budget Statement – All student pilot applicants must complete and submit this form.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation, one-page maximum
- Student pilots must submit one letter, preferably from a CFI or other aviation professional.
- All other applicants must submit two letters of recommendation; one from an aviation professional and one from someone outside aviation.
- Medical certificate – Provide a copy of the full document
- Pilot certificate – Provide a color copy of your pilot certificate.
- Logbook page copies – Student pilots only
- Student pilots must submit color copies of both sides of the last two pages of their logbook.
- All logbook entries for flights and ground instruction must be signed by a CFI.
- Logbook pages must be totaled at the bottom of each page, including incomplete pages.
- Totals can be written in pencil, but all logbook entries must be written in pen.
- Application Checklist – checked and signed
All documents must be combined into a single .pdf file with a file name of “my name” and “2021 scholarship application” (example: Amber Gray 2021 scholarship application”).
The application must be received electronically no later than midnight on April 11, 2021.