Pilot Training Scholarships

Bay Cities Chapter of the 99s – 2023 Scholarships

Application Deadline Closed April 16, 2023

The Bay Cities Chapter of the Ninety-Nines is proud to announce our two 2023 scholarships:

The Jean Tinsley Memorial Student Pilot Scholarship

The Maria D’Amato Memorial Advanced Rating Scholarship

The purpose of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance for flight training, materials,

ground school, and exams for women working on any certificate, rating, or endorsement.

Scholarship award amounts of up to $3,000 each will be determined by our

scholarship committee based on the needs of selected applicants.


  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by April 16, 2023.
  • Applicants must hold a current medical certificate.
  • Student pilot applicants must be eligible for a private pilot or sport pilot license within the USA, must have a fully processed student pilot certificate, and must have at least five hours of flight time with a flight instructor within the last six months.
  • Advanced rating applicants must already hold at least a PPL.
  • 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.

 To apply, submit the following documents per these instructions:

  1. Application Cover Sheet – completed and signed.
  2. Applicant Essay – one-page maximum. Include specific information on your financial need, your aviation short-term and long-term goals, community and aviation involvement, and where you are in your training.
  3. Budget Statement – All student pilot applicants must complete and submit this form.
  4. Letter(s) of Recommendation, one-page maximum.
    1. Student pilot applicants must submit one letter, preferably from a CFI or other aviation professional.
    2. Advance rating applicants must submit two letters of recommendation: one from an aviation professional, and one from someone outside aviation to comment on you from a more personal perspective.
  5. Medical certificate – Provide a copy of the top half of the full-page document.
  6. Pilot certificate – Provide a color copy of both sides of your pilot certificate.
  7. Logbook page copies – Student pilots only.
    1. Student pilots must submit color copies of both sides of the last two pages of their logbook.
    2. All logbook entries for flights and ground instruction must be signed by a CFI.
    3. Logbook pages must be totaled at the bottom of each page, including incomplete pages.
    4. Totals can be written in pencil, but all logbook entries must be written in pen.
  8. Application Checklist – checked and signed.
  • All documents must be combined into a single .pdf file with a file name of “my name” and “2023 scholarship application” (example: Amber Gray 2023 scholarship application”).
  • Email the .pdf file, with your name and “2023 scholarship application” in the subject line of the email, to BOTH scholarships@baycities99s.org and bcc99s@gmail.com.
  • The application must be received electronically no later than midnight on April 16, 2023, Pacific Time.


  • This scholarship is for reimbursement of flight training supplies and expenses incurred after the date the scholarship is awarded, related to the rating/certificate of your scholarship.
  • 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 recipient and her CFI.
  • The scholarship committee will notify all applicants of our decisions by May 21, 2023.

Application 2023

Download BC99s Scholarship Application 2023

Scholarship Flyer 2023

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