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Ventura County 99s Scholarships

Milestone Awards for Female Student Pilots Flying, Living or Working out of Ventura County

The Ventura County Ninety-Nines are pleased to offer up to (2) Student Pilot Milestone Awards up to $3,000 each. These awards are available to motivated female student pilots over the age of 17 who are living/working in Ventura Country or training at any Ventura County airport (CMA, OXR, SZP or NTD). The applicant must have least 6 flight hours within the last ninety days (2 hours may be in an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) or Flight Training Device (FTD) appropriate to the rating sought with CFI logbook entry). The awards are not based on financial need. The student must be able to have the financial means to complete her training without the scholarship. Financial distributions are awarded incrementally as the student completes various “milestones” of her training. Payments of the scholarship are applied directly to the student pilot’s flight school account.

Applications are made available at local flight schools in Ventura County, and on this website. Deadlines each year are November 15th and May 15th.

For additional information and to download the Milestone Awards application, Click Here

Karen Johnson Advanced Milestone Award for Female Pilots in Ventura County

Have you thought about getting an advanced rating? Your IFR? Maybe a Commercial or CFI rating? ATP? This is an opportunity to get started! The VC99s are thrilled to be offering and advanced scholarship! This award, up to $3,000, is available to motivated female pilots training for an advanced rating at any Ventura County airport (CMA, OXR, SZP or NTD). You do not need to be a Ninety-Nine to apply. The scholarship is awarded incrementally as the pilot completes various “milestones” in her training, such as passing the written exam, long cross country, etc. The fall deadline is May 15th 2019 . Apply today!

For additional information and to download the Advanced Award Application, Click Here

The Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship 

Please check back in March 2019 for info about the 2019 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship.

The Ninety-Nines are accepting applications for the $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2018 calendar year) with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The scholarship will be awarded at the Aviation Appreciation Dinner at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 24, 2018, Applications must be received by July 1, 2018. Proof of financial need and financial information is not required. Additional information about how to apply for the scholarship and a scholarship flyer can be found at Some of our strongest applications come from high school juniors and seniors. The scholarship was established in 2013 by the Ventura County 99s in memory of their chapter chair who perished while flying frost patrol in Delano.