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Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

AHS Scholarships


The Vertical Flight Foundation, Inc. was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the American Helicopter Society (now AHS International). The Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) charity, formed for the support of education in rotorcraft and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft engineering. The Foundation’s scholarships are made possible through voluntary tax-deductible contributions, with all administrative costs covered by AHS.


In 1977, the Foundation established a scholarship program for promising undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue careers in vertical flight. In the initial years, the Foundation awarded between three and eight $1,000 scholarships annually. Since 1980, the Foundation has awarded over 400 scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000 each. These scholarships have been awarded to students from throughout the world who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing engineering careers in the vertical flight industry. All scholarships are thanks to the generosity and support of our contributors.


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