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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 5 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 15 and May 15.  Applications are only being accepted November 1 - 15.

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.   

Due to the Pandemic this scholarship is not being offered this year.



The Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship - NOTE this scholarship will not be awarded in 2020


The Ninety-Nines are accepting applications for the $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to provide a young woman age 16-20 with financial support for flight training through her first solo and beyond. The scholarship was established in 2013 by the Ventura County 99s in memory of their Chapter Chair Karen Johnson. Applications must be received by July 1st and the scholarship will be awarded at the Aviation Appreciation Dinner at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

Additional information and application for the Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship coming soon, please check back.




Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Learn Something New for Female Pilots in Ventura County

This award is for $1,000 and is designed to encourage female pilots to engage in training out of their comfort zone.  For example: Catalina Checkout, Flying for the first time in Bravo Airspace, Spin Training, High Altitude Training, Flying Upside
Down, Flying to a Shorter, Narrow Airport......  Be Creative!  Applications are being accepted from motivated certificated female pilots.

Due to the Pandemic this scholarship is not being offerd this year.