Each year Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships are awarded to qualified members for advanced flight training, jet type ratings and technical training plus two specialized scholarships: an Emergency Maneuver Training Scholarship established in memory of 99 member Vicki Cruse and an International Scholarship for pilots in developing countries, in memory of Kitty Houghton. Funding of up to $10,000 per academic year is awarded for academic scholarships. In addition, the AEMSF provides Research Scholarship Grants and Fly Now Awards for Student Pilot members of the organization. 99s members and other individuals have donated to the Fund through their estate bequests and the Perpetual Scholarship program. Since 1941 the AEMSF has awarded almost 800 scholarships and over 250 awards to student pilots earning their first certificate. The amount awarded for these scholarships, including Research Scholar Grants and Fly Now Awards exceeds $11.8 Million. The AEMSF’s investment account is currently valued at over $5.5 Million dollars.
November 1, 2021