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Anchor - ACE 2023
ACE Academy 2023
Scholarships for Girls

June 21-23, 2023
For boys and girls, grades 9-12

Application Due:  May 19, 2023

The Idaho 99s Women Pilots is offering to pay the $70 tuition for girls to attend the 3-day ACE Academy hosted by the Idaho Division of Aeronautics.  It will be held June 21-23, 2023, in Boise.


The ACE Academy (Aviation Career Exploration) summer program is for both boys and girls, grades 9-12.  ACE Academy is a combination of hands-on labs, classes, field trips and speakers focusing on aviation careers.  The students will visit the Boise air traffic control tower, a flight school, jet and helicopter maintenance facilities, the national guard base, and the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.  On the last day, students fly in a small airplane.


Please alert any boys or girls who might be interested in attending ACE Academy.

For an ACE application and further details please visit Idaho Division of Aeronautics - ACE.  The due date for applications is May 19, 2023.


To apply for the Idaho 99s scholarships for girls, please contact Cheryl McCord at or 208 440-4509.


While only girls are eligible for the Idaho 99s scholarship, ACE Academy does have scholarships for anyone on an as-needed basis.


ACE Academy is hosted by the State of Idaho, Division of Aeronautics.  The contact person is Tom Humphries, (208) 334-8661,


The scholarship for girls is made possible by the generous support of the Idaho STEM Action Center Idaho EcosySTEM and the Boise Branch of the Association of American University Women.


Idaho 99s Women Pilots is the local chapter of The Ninety-Nines International.  We are a diverse group of women pilots who enjoy sharing our passion for aviation.  Members of our chapter in the Treasure Valley have recently participated in SheTech (STEM day for high school girls), career fairs in Kuna, Emmett and Twin Falls, and the ACE Academy (Aviation Career Exploration) for teens.

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