North Jersey Chapter Scholarship's
2012 Winners - Jingxian Chen, and Jessica Vurginac. Center is Joanne Campbell
Jessica A Vuginac is a graduate of Ohio State University and is a private pilot. She works as an airport operations Coordinator and recently received her master's of aeronautical science degree, with a specialization in aviation management and safety systems, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jessica plans to complete her instrument rating with her scholarship award. She is a member of Women in Aviation and is a FAASTeam representative.
The Dodie and David Riach Memorial Scholarship
The North Jersey Chapter of the Ninety-Nines awards the Dodie and David Riach Memorial Scholarship annually to as many as three pilots, or student pilots, who are pursuing flight training in New Jersey. Application forms become available online at this site and in most New Jersey airports in the Summer. The awards are presented at the Chapter's annual holiday dinner in December.
Purpose of the Scholarship: The Scholarship is awarded to a pilot or student pilot in recognition of an earnest desire to further his or her aviation achievements.
Governing Body: The Scholarship Committee is composed both of Ninety-Nines and of active members of the aviation community who have no connection to the Ninety-Nines.
Eligibility: Any pilot or student pilot, of any gender, who is training in New Jersey, is eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
Application Procedure: Applicants must submit to the North Jersey Chapter of the Ninety-Nines: a completed application form, a short essay, a letter of recommendation, and other documentation described in the application form. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than the last Monday in October for the December award.
Selection Criteria: The Scholarship Committee will review each application, and choose one or more recipients based on criteria that will include appropriateness of goals and relative need. Only complete applications will be considered.
Time Limit: For the 2012 recipients, they must use the award within the period from its receipt through December 1, 2013.
Method of Payment: Recipients are paid monthly in arrears. Recipients must first pay for their flight training, and then submit monthly expense reports and receipts for audit, approval, and reimbursement by the Scholarship Chair.
Download 2013 Application Form: Print both sides front and back
For more information, contact Sue Westervelt at , or write to:
Contributions to the Scholarship Fund are tax deductible, and always welcome!
The Amelia Earhart Scholarship
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots awards the annual Amelia Earhart (AE) Scholarship to deserving 99s with at least one year of membership, and with a need for financial assistance, so that they may complete advanced training and education to progress toward a specific goal in aviation and aerospace.
For more information, see The Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships and Awards, or contact Lorna Mack, AE Scholarship Chair by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated : January 15, 2013