haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
The Monterey Bay chapter of The Ninety-Nines
International Organization of Women Pilots is offering one $2000
scholarship to a local woman. It is either to be used by the
recipient to obtain her private pilot license or to obtain an
advanced rating to further her pursuit of a career in aviation.
- The Student applicant must be in good
health and not dependent on medication or have any other disqualifying
condition. The Advanced applicant must have a current medical
certificate, appropriate to the rating she seeks.
- The applicant must live in Santa Cruz
or Monterey County.
- If the applicant is already a licensed
pilot, she must have completed any necessary written exams, have
a current flight review or equivalent, and have all ratings prerequisite
to the rating she seeks before money is awarded, but not necessarily
before application. Otherwise, she must have completed the private
written exam before money is awarded, but not necessarily before
- The applicant, if less than 18 years
of age, may elect to use the scholarship for ground school instruction
expenses or have the money held until she is 18 years of age
for flight instruction expenses.
- If not already a licensed pilot, applicant
must be proficient in English.
- The applicant must demonstrate a financial
need for the scholarship.
- Applications must be postmarked by
the application deadline, December 30th of current year.
The application form is available in
Adobe's PDF format. Click here
to download it.
1998 Tracy Parker, Future Woman Pilot
1999 Amber Roe, Future Woman Pilot
2000 Anandi Henrich, Future Woman Pilot
2001 Maricela Ortiz, Future Woman Pilot & Shannon
2002 Kryss Crocker, Future Woman Pilot & Jennifer
2003 Mary Ann Cane, Future Woman Pilot
2004 Alice McCoy, Future Woman Pilot
2005 Jody Roberts, Future Woman Pilot
2006 Jody Roberts, Instrument Rating
2007 Michelle Ruprecht, C.F.I., Multi-Engine Instructor
2008 Sal Valdes, Future Woman Pilot
2009 Jody Roberts, Commercial Rating
2010 Jennifer Hastie, C.F.I.I.
2011 Celeste Hadley, Helicopter Rating
2012 Jennifer Garner, Future Woman Pilot
2013 Serena Whelchel, Future Woman Pilot
2014 No applicants
2015 Danielle Ray, Advanced Rating
2016 No applicants
2017 Demi Bamber, Future Woman Pilot
2018 Alex Hodgson, Future Woman Pilot
There is more information on scholarships
that are available on our International 99s website.
The Monterey Bay Chapter also offers registration fee awards to chapter members and/or Student Pilot members. The awards are to be used to attend either the next scheduled Fall or Spring Southwest Section meeting OR International Conference. The awards cover the registration fee only. The award application is due two months prior to the scheduled meeting registration deadline. Click here
to download the application for the Section Meeting award,
or click here
to download the application for the International Conference award.