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Bakersfield 99s Aviation Scholarships

2016

The Bakersfield Chapter of The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots is offering two $1000 scholarships to local women. The two scholarships are to be used by the recipients to obtain an advanced rating or training to further their pursuit in aviation.

Eligibility

  1. The applicant must be in good health and not dependent on medication or have any other disqualifying condition. The applicant must have a current medical certificate, if required, appropriate to the rating she seeks.
  2. The applicant must live in Kern County.
  3. The applicant must have completed the written exam for the certificate or rating that she is seeking before money is awarded, but not necessarily before application. If the applicant is seeking a rating or certificate grade higher than Private Pilot, she must have a current flight review or equivalent and have all rating prerequisites to the rating she seeks.
  4. The applicant must be at least 16 years old.
  5. The applicant must be proficient in English.
  6. Applications must be postmarked by the application deadline, November 1, 2016.

Application Guidelines
The application must be completed and submitted in full as stated below. Applications which are incomplete will be disqualified. Upon completion, mail original and four copies of:

  • the application
  • attach a photocopy of your pilot license and current medical
  • budget information
  • no more than two letters of recommendation
to:       Donna Webster, Scholarship Committee
The Bakersfield Ninety-Nines Aviation
Scholarships
16903 Tarina Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93307

The applications will be judged based on the applicants:

  • activities in and commitment to the 99s
  • activities in and commitment to aviation
  • ability to reach goals
  • financial need, as shown in her budget as submitted
  • letters of recommendation
Terms
  1. The successful applicant must agree to complete the goal for which the scholarship will be used within 24 calendar months of award.
  2. The scholarships will be paid directly to the flight school or independent flight instructor conducting the training. Receipts showing hours flown and signed by both student and instructor must be submitted before funds are awarded.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded at the January 2017 meeting of the Bakersfield Chapter Ninety-Nines.
  4. The recipient will also be required to attend a Bakersfield Chapter Ninety-Nines meeting to report on the progress toward her goal, or to submit a written report if unable to attend.
  5. Student Pilots who successfully complete their ratings will receive a one-year's membership in both The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots main organization and the Bakersfield Chapter.

The Bakersfield Ninety-Nines Aviation

Scholarship Application

Personal Information

Name_________________________________
Address_________________________________
Phone_________________________________
E-mail_________________________________
Birthdate_________________________________
Education level achieved _________________________________
Awards, special achievments,
activities,leadership roles, etc.
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Aviation Experience

Planned certificate or rating? ____________________________________________________
Date of solo sign-off ____________________________________________________
Written tests passed ____________________________________________________
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Date of written test ____________________________________________________
Airman certificate number ____________________________________________________
Ratings, if any ____________________________________________________
Medical class and date ____________________________________________________
Have you ever been denied a medical? If so please explain
Date of most recent flight review, if any _______________________
Types of aircraft flown _______________________
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Total hours _______________________
PIC hours _______________________
Multi-engine hours _______________________
Instrument hours _______________________
Other aviation related education, if any ____________________________________________________
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Other professional or aviation organizations you are a member of ____________________________________________________
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Please list any aviation violations or accidents you have had
Have you ever been terminated from a flying job? If so please explain

Employment History

(Please include the past 5 years of pain and non-paid work history.)

Organization Name
City/State
Position/Title and Key Responsibilities Dates
(Mo/Yr)
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Ninety-Nines Activities

List all of the offices that you have held, including dates ____________________________________________________
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Meetings attended within the past 24 months? ___________
List the committees that you have been a member of, including dates. ____________________________________________________
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How many Section Meetings or International Mettinges have you attended? ___________
List the 99s flyouts you have participated in. ___________________________________
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What other activities or programs you have participated in? ____________________________________________________
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Have you ever received any type of aviation scholarship? If so, describe how it was used and if you completed that training. ____________________________________________________
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Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.
  1. What inspired you to get into aviation?
  2. What are your long-term goals in aviation?
  3. What aviation related activities have you participated in (including employment) that mean the most to you?
  4. How would you contribute to The Ninety-Nines and to the aviation community in general?
  5. Describe your financial need for this scholarship?

ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED

Budget Information
Please provide a budget of anticipated expenses for the rating sought, and indicating whether you own or intend to rent an aircraft. The list of funds should include any other anticipated financial aid. If there are any special circumstances regarding your financial need, briefly list them.

Letters of Recommendation
Submit no more than two; at least one must be from a person knowledgeable about your interest or accomplishments in aviation.

Neither the Bakersfield Chapter of The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, Inc., the Southwest Section of The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, Inc., nor The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots, Inc., nor their members, agents, or representatives are responsible for the quality of any training received with this scholarship, or for any accident, incident, or any other event which may occur while the recipient of this scholarship is performing flight training, or activities related thereto; and recipient agrees to sign a hold-harmless agreement in favor of said entities upon receipt of the scholarship and before any flight or training is made. I hereby release The Ninety-Nines and any of its affiliated organizations from all actions, claims or demands that I, my assignees, heirs, distributes, guardians, and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury or damage resulting from my participation in any activities related to this scholarship.

I agree to abide by all the terms and conditions specified on this application. I declare under penalty of perjury that the information I have given here is true and correct and that I meet the eligibility requirement for the scholarship sought.

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Application Deadline is November 1, 2016.