Amelia Earhart Academic Scholarship

Written by Hannah Fowler

Each year Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are usually awarded to qualified members for five different scholarship types, including two specialized scholarships: an Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship and an International Scholarship for pilots in developing countries.  In addition, the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) provides Research Scholarship Grants and, for Student Pilot members, the First Wings Awards. 99s members and other individuals have donated to the Fund through their estate bequests, individual gifts, and the Perpetual Scholarship program. Since 1941, the AEMSF has awarded over 800 scholarships plus more than 300 awards to student pilots working toward their first certificate. The amount awarded for these scholarships, including Research Scholar Grants and Fly Now/First Wings Awards exceeds $12 Million. The AEMSF's investment account is currently valued at over $6 Million.

There are five separate Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship applications in order to accommodate the most common types of requests. The applicant should use the application form most appropriate to her circumstances and goal.

Among other eligibility requirements, the applicant must be a member of The Ninety-Nines for at least one year.

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The Ninety-Nines, Inc., is an influential and historic international organization of women pilots that promotes the advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support. Founded in 1929 by 99 licensed women pilots for the mutual support and advancement of aviation, the organization was named after its 99 charter members. Amelia Earhart was elected as its first president, ...

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Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to college students pursuing a career in fields such as aerospace engineering, aviation business management, air traffic management, or professional piloting. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

College Students
Grade Level College Students,Academic Interest Aviation/Aerospace,Miscellaneous,Applicants must be members of the Ninety-Nines.