The Ninety-Nines offers many local chapter and international scholarships to its members pursuing their aviation goals! 

Adela Riek Scharr Scholarship

Award amount: $1,000


To learn more --- Email the chapter at 

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships & Awards

Established in 1940 to help deserving members to further accomplishments, today the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund exceeds $4 million and provides:

To learn more ---  Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships 

First Wings Award

The First Wings Awards are semiannual awards of up to $6,000 based on completion of specific training milestones. They are available to Student Pilot Members of The 99s who meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible, applicants must hold a student pilot certificate (or provide evidence that they meet their country's flight training requirement), have been an official Student Pilot Member three months prior to the application deadline, have logged 5 hours in the six months prior to the application deadline and show financial need. 

To learn more --- First Wings Award 

Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship

The Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship offers two annual scholarships to members of the North Central Section (“NCS”) under the auspices of The Chicago Area Chapter of the Ninety-Nines (“CAC”). Applicants must be a current member of The 99s and the NCS, and be in good standing with their chapter.

To learn more ---  Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarships 

Additional Scholarship Resources

Below are links to additional scholarship resources. These lists are not maintained or offered by the Ninety-Nines.

FAA Scholarship List 

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 

National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) 

Women in Aviation International (WAI)