SE Section "New Horizons" Scholarship
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 - Draft for review
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 pediatrician.
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
Vicki Cruse Scholarship
Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship
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
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.