CANADIAN - EAST CANADA
The First Canadian Chapter
has an Annual Excellence Award Scholarship.
In 2005, Heather Bradacs
won this award.
Established in 1974 by East
Canada Section to promote aviation throughout Canada by assisting
educational organizations, charitable institutions or private individuals
whose activities improve or preserve aviation and aeronautics in Canada,
The Ninety-Nines Canadian Award in Aviation is
given out annually.
WEST CANADA SECTION
The Manitoba Chapter (West
Canada Section) awards a
Rosella Bjornson Scholarship annually.
In November, 2000, Daphne
Boothe received this scholarship, to be used toward her commercial
licence. She received $ 900 to be used for flight training and a
membership in the Ninety-Nines. Daphne was a glider instructor, and
will be a good role model for other young women aspiring to a career in
Anyone wishing to donate
to the fun will receive an income tax receipt. Donations may be sent to
the Manitoba Chapter Ninety-Nines Scholarship Fund, e/o The Winnipeg
Foundation, 301-161 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB $#B 0Y4. (204) 944-9474.
Amelia Earhart Scholarships
From a single scholarship
in 1941 to 23 scholarships awarded this year, the Scholarship Fund has
helped 401 women from 6 countries with scholarships and grants. In
2001, for the first time, 7 Future Women Pilots Awards are given towards
the completion of the private pilot certificate.
These scholarships enable
women pilots to complete vital training or research.
A dozen or more
scholarships are given every year at the Ninety-Nines International
Convention to help women attain the ratings and licenses needed to
advance in the field of aviation. No other organization in the world
has committed as much time and money to advance the status of women in
the aviation and aerospace industries.
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of an Amelia Earhart Scholarship?!
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Katherine Wright Memorial
The Katherine Wright
Memorial Award, established in 1981 by the Gates Learjet Corporation, is
given annually to a woman who, behind the scenes, provided
encouragement, support and inspiration to her husband, and was
instrumental in his success OR made a personal contribution to the
advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation and space flight
over an extended period of time. Applications must be received by Mar.
31st by the National Aeronautic Association. This award is given out in
July or August each year.
Fay Gillis Wells won this
award at the 2001 Calgary convention, to the delight of everyone who
attended. Fay was the author of the original invitation (1929) to women
pilots to form an organization.
Past winners include:
Moya Lear, Ann Morrow Lindbergh, Achsa Peacock Donnels, Olive Ann Beech,
Elizabeth Pfister, June De Etta Maule, Nadine Jeppesen, Audrey Poberezny,
Virginia "Ginny" Schweizer, Doris Lockness, Romana Ann Ardaiz and Athley
EAA Scholarships aimed at
women: Visit their website at www.eaa.org/communications/eaanews/030102_scholarships.html