Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship

This scholarship targets young women in pursuit of careers as Commercial Pilots or Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, who may not have the financial means to do so.  It is open to all women who are Canadian citizens and who have been accepted or are enrolled in a post-secondary aviation flight program or aircraft repair and maintenance program. Sponsored by Air Canada, and new in 2023, CAE, who has doubled the amount awarded under the scholarship. Additional scholarship recipients will be selected to become CAE Women in Flight - Air Canada Ambassadors. Find out more about the 2023 scholarships, sponsored by Air Canada and CAE. Also, see a video marking this enhanced scholarship!

2022 Recipients

Eight recipients have been chosen and notified that they will be receiving the Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship this year. There were many strong applications and the judges were challenged to select the finalists. Financial need is a large part of the selection criteria, as is a history of volunteering in activities or organizations that encourage other women to succeed, particularly in aviation. Names will be announced by the Northern Lights Aero Foundation, Air Canada and CAE by March 8, 2023. This scholarship will be open for applications again this fall.

Hear from the 2021 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship Recipients:


The Fly Now Awards are semiannual awards of up to $6,000 based on completion of specific training milestones. They are available to Student Pilot Members of The 99s who meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible, applicants must hold a student pilot certificate, have been an official Student Pilot Member one month prior to the application deadline and show financial need.

The Ninety-Nines also offer a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship provides a young woman (age 16-20) with financial support for flight training through first solo and beyond.

Women in Aviation International

In the past 20 years, WAI has disbursed more than $10 million to its members to help them reach their goals and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about.

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association

The Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund promotes Canadian pilot development by providing annual scholarships to student pilots in both ab-initio and advanced flight training programs.  Created to honour one of Canada’s foremost aviators, the scholarship has helped many Canadian pilots get their start.

Ontario Aerospace Council

The Ontario Aerospace Council is offering FOUR scholarships for the 2020-2021 Academic Year for students going into or currently enrolled in an aerospace studies program at a post-secondary institution (college or university) in Ontario. The value of each scholarship is $2,500.00 CAD.