Scholarship Summary List: 

Here is a link to the BC Coast 99s excel file that summarizes available scholarships, who they are for, application dates, and websites: BC Coast 99s – List of Scholarships in Aviation and Aerospace. A Gmail account is needed to view this excel spreadsheet, but if you don’t have one, all of the Scholarships are also listed further down on this page.

Recent Scholarship Winners from the BC Coast 99s:

Chioma: I won the 99s fall 2020 Fly Now award and the BCAC Career Training Scholarship. These scholarships will help pay for solo hours and flight test fees.
Jennifer: In 2020, I won the Women in Aviation International Dare to Dream Scholarship. This allowed me to finish my CPL and almost complete my multi-engine/IFR. Which I’m working on currently, despite the winter stormy weather!
Renata: In 2019 I won the BC Aviation Council Mary Swain Memorial Aviation Training Scholarship, as well as a Canadian Women in Aviation Scholarship. These financial awards contributed to my multi/IFR training which I completed in early 2020. I recently secured my first paid flying job as a ferry pilot and continue to time-build whenever possible.

Some of the available pilot/aviation scholarships are also listed below (but the excel file above is a nice summary.) Click on the links for more information…

Canadian 99s Scholarships & Awards:

West Canada Section Scholarship:
Since 1995, the West Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines is offering a $1,500 scholarship to help a female advance in her flight training, education, or pilot career.

99s Student Pilot Scholarships:
FLY NOW Awards of up to $3000 towards completion of the recreational pilot, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate, females only, must be a Student Pilot 99s Member. Offered in the Spring and Fall. More details at:

Alice Ecalle Memorial Scholarship:
A $5000 scholarship for mothers in commercial aviation who are training to join an airline. More details at:

Other Ninety-Nines Scholarships:
Go to the International Ninety-Nines website to view the full scholarship listing.

Other Scholarships:

Pilot or Maintenance Scholarship:
This annual $1000 scholarship is proudly presented by Geoff Latter Airshows and Wilson Aviation Ltd. to help a deserving student continue their studies in either a Professional Pilot program or an Aviation Maintenance Engineer program at a recognized college level educational institute in British Columbia. Deadline June 25, 2020.

Applications for COPA’s Neil Armstrong Scholarships are now being accepted. First place scholarship is valued at $7,000, second place $3,000 and third place $2,000. To qualify for the first place scholarship, applicants must be new flight students who have not yet achieved a pilot’s license, ages 15-21 years old.
Detailed guidelines and applications forms are available at the COPA office or online under
The Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund was first established in April 1995 through contributions from friends of Neil Armstrong, COPA members and the Canadian aviation community. Contributions are made to the COPA Flight Safety Foundation, Neil Armstrong Fund from which a charitable tax receipt can be issued.

COPA Scholarship Listing:

BC Aviation Council:

BC Aviation Council members recognize the financial pressures faced by students pursuing studies in aviation and aerospace, and the BCAC provides scholarships and awards for students on an annual basis. Students actively pursuing studies in the following fields can apply for cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  See the link above for the Mary Swain and Anderson Family scholarships, and more!

The Mary Swain Memorial Aviation Training Bursary:   (Female Student) — $1,000
Anderson Family Scholarship:   $5000

BC Float Plane Association:


Webster Memorial Trophy Competition:
Due June 30, $25 application fee, top amateur pilot in Canada, do flight test for private or commercial:

Other Scholarships to investigate:
Click on this list compiled by a woman pilot in the USA – updated Jan 2019, and you may find some scholarships you qualify for:

A 99 from the San Francisco Bay area chapter sent us this link – her page on her chapter website includes tips on applying and writing applications.  I hope they are useful for you:

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