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SE Section "New Horizons" Scholarship
At the Spring 2015 SE Section meeting, the members voted to reorganize and rename the SE Section Gann Memorial Scholarship. The new Scholarship is called the SE Section New Horizons Scholarship. Please take a few mnutes to review the proposed changes attached and be prepared to discuss the scholarship at the Huntsville meeting. Questions? Contact Myra Bugbee, Governor or Terry Carbonell, Immediate Past Governor.

New Horizons Scholarship Agreement 2015



Blackwell-Walker Scholarship

Please find below the application forms for the Mary Blackwell – Anne Walker scholarship offered by the Florida Spaceport Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, Inc.  The scholarship is for $1500.00.  If you know of any female pilot planning on making a career in aviation who meets our requirements and is interested in applying for this scholarship, please give her a copy of this form.  She does not have to be a member of the Ninety-Nines.  If you have any questions, please contact me, at the above address, e-mail  or call 321-636-5346.  Bobbie Lasher.


Blackwell-Walker Scholarship Application

Fran Sargent Scholarship

Wings Over Paradise Scholarship


On May 9, 2012, the Paradise Coast Chapter 99’s held a reception honoring the recipients of the 2012 WINGS OVER PARADISE scholarships at the Base Ops FBO at Page Field, Ft. Myers, FL.  Sandwiches, salad, and dessert were served.  nancymichelleellen.JPG

Our winner of the $2000 cash scholarship is Ms. Michelle Estevez of Cape Coral, FL.  Michelle is a student at FGCU and training for her private pilot rating at Paragon Flight with instructor Ashley Davis.  Currently employed as a licensed pharmacy technician, her long range goal is to be a

Ms. Donna Hendrickson of Punta Gorda, FL is the winner of the AST simulator/CFI instruction package donated by Mr. Jim Hendricks, owner of Naples Flight Simulator Center, LLC.  Donna will be training for her single and multiengine commercial instrument ratings, with a goal of becoming a CFI and corporate pilot.  Donna will also be training with Mr. Ed Leffingwell, CFII, who is based at Charlotte Co. Airport.

 Thanks to all of our scholarship fund supporters and sponsors who have helped fund the WINGS OVER PARADISE Scholarship Fund and support our efforts increase women’s participation in aviation.



Vicki Cruse Scholarship

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship

WAI Scholarships

Each year, in June, the Spaceport Chapter of the 99s awards the Mary Blackwell - Anne Walker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1500.

To be eligible an applicant must be: 1) a female, 2) at least 18 years old, 3) at least a Private Pilot, 4) living in, or be a permanent resident of The 99s South East Section, 5) of financial need and 6) must have a desire to make aviation your career. (The 99s Southeast Section includes FL, GA, NC, SC, AL, MS, LA & TN.)

Applications are mailed to the Chairman of each 99s Chapter in the SE Section, to the Scholarship office of colleges and universities with aviation programs in the SE Section, and to anyone who requests a copy. This mailing is done in early March. Completed applications must be postmarked between March 1 and May 1st. A panel of 3 judges evaluates all applications and determines the winner. All applicants are notified of the judges decision.
Our chapter has been giving a scholarship each year since 1978 and have given more than $25,000 to help women advance their Aviation Training.
Most recent winner: Hannah Northern
Hannah is a student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach. She has earned her Commercial and Instrument tickets and is working on her CFI/CFII. Hannah will use our scholarship to work on her multi-engine rating. Hannah is a member of the ERAU flight team which participates in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competition.; the team placed 2nd this year. She is a member of the 99s and flew in the 2009 Women's Air Race Classic as co-pilot. She and her pilot placed 10th overall and 3rd in the collegiate category. This year she was selected to be pilot in command of the ERAU plane in the Air Race Classic.

Hannah will be graduating from ERAU in the fall of 2010 with a degree in Aeronautical Science. At that time she will start instructing in California, near her home in Forestville. She hopes to one day be a pilot with Solairus Aviation, a corporate aviation company.

Update on Hannah: Hannah passed her checkride for the multi engine on December 6th. She finished all her flight courses and has graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. After finishing her finals she got in her car and headed home to California. We wish you all the best, Hannah.

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International Organization of Women Pilots