Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

The Vertical Flight Foundation was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the American Helicopter Society. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Foundations operation is made possible solely through voluntary tax-deductible contributions. In 1977, the Foundation established a scholarship program for promising undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in vertical flight.

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship

  • You need not be a member of AHS International, but we encourage you to explore the many benefits a student membership can provide.
  • A student can receive an award once as an Undergraduate, once as a Master’s student and once as a Ph.D. student.
  • Eligibility in Ph.D. category requires verification of formally meeting doctoral degree requirements such as qualifying exams. Otherwise, the student will be considered in the MS category.
  • Applicants must be in the relevant degree program at least 1-semester or 2-quarters after the scholarship will be presented ( at the AHS Annual Forum in the month of May ).
  • Applicants must be a full-time student at an accredited school in a technical program.  Technical disciplines relevant to complex aeronautics / aeronautics engineering or aviation systems, even if not directly considered vertical lift engineering, will receive equal consideration.

The Foundation scholarship awards are made possible solely by tax deductible donations that have been established and contribute to an endowment. The scholarships are solely merit-based and the value of scholarships range up to $6,000 ( USD ).

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships Application form

Refer to the VFF Scholarship Application Guidelines for detailed information and templates.

A complete application package must include the following

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form
  • Resume
  • Narrative
  • Official University/School Transcript
  • Professor Letter of Recommendation

Due dates for all VFF documents

  • Electronic documents must be time-stamped on or before the first Monday in February (Feb. 5, 2018) and sent directly to the AHS VFF Coordinator email address listed in the VFF Scholarship Application Guidelines.
  • Mailed documents must be postmarked on or before the first Monday in February (Feb. 5, 2018) and received at AHS headquarters no later than February 15th, addressed to the VFF Coordinator at the address listed below:

AHS International
Attention: Julie M. Gibbs, VFF Coordinator
2701 Prosperity Ave., Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22031-4314 USA

If you have questions, please contact Julie Gibbs at +1-703-684-6777 Ext. 103, through the online form, or via the email address listed in the VFF Scholarship Application Guidelines.

Checklist

IMPORTANT: All items must be date-stamped or postmarked by the first Monday in February (Feb. 5, 2018) or your application will not be accepted.

  • Completed Application
  • Narrative
  • Resume
  • Official University Transcripts
  • Professor Letter of Recommendation.

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships Application Deadline

  • Application Deadline : 05th February, 2018

Contact Details

AHS International
Attention: Julie M. Gibbs, VFF Coordinator
2701 Prosperity Ave., Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22031-4314 USA

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