AHS Announces 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients


For Immediate Release

March 25, 2013
Kay Brackins
(703) 684-6777 x103

AHS Announces 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

ALEXANDRIA, VA – AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. The VFF was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the society. Since 1977, the merit-based scholarship program has been a great success story, with over 400 scholarships awarded to date. Many recipients are now leaders in the vertical flight technical community. 100% of every tax-deductible contribution to VFF goes directly to student scholarships. AHS covers all the overhead costs of administration and accounting, and contributes a portion of its revenue to supplement individual contributions.

AHS is pleased again this year to award $50,000 in VFF scholarships to some of the world’s most talented and deserving engineering students. A total of 21 scholarships were awarded this year – a new record. The following are this year’s awardees who will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet at the 69th AHS Annual Forum on May 22, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Bachelor Degree Recipients
  • Mr. Isaac Anderson, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Florence Winslow DeLaRue Scholarship
  • Ms. Catherine Briere, McGill University MacDonald Campus – Charles H. Kaman Scholarship
  • Mr. Matthew Haubert, University of Cincinnati – Donald L. Toler Scholarship
  • Mr. Logan Hodge, Texas A&M University – Hans and Gil Weichsel Scholarship
  • Mr. Cody Karcher, University of Maryland College Park – Barry Baskett Scholarship
  • Mr. James Benjamin Lewis, The Ohio State University – John Zuk Scholarship
Master Degree Recipients
  • Mr. Ethan Corle, The Pennsylvania State University – Alfred L. Wolf Scholarship
  • Mr. Joachim Hodara, Georgia Institute of Technology – Charles Crawford Scholarship
  • Mr. Justin Long, The Pennsylvania State University – Alfred L. Wolf Scholarship
  • Mr. Michael Mayo, Georgia Institute of Technology – John Zuk Scholarship
  • Mr. Nathaniel Miller, Texas A&M University – Hans and Gil Weichsel Scholarship
  • Ms. Elena Shrestha, University of Maryland College Park – Joseph P. Cribbins Scholarship
  • Mr. Adam Thorsen, The Pennsylvania State University – Hal Andrews Scholarship
  • Mr. Robert Williams, Carleton University – John McLaughlin Scholarship
Doctorate Degree Recipients
  • Mr. Jacob Enciu, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology – Richard M. Carlson Scholarship
  • Mr. Eli Giovanetti, Duke University – Charles H. Kaman Scholarship
  • Mr. Frank Kody, The Pennsylvania State University – Howard C. (Pat) Curtiss, Jr. Scholarship
  • Mr. Andrew H. Lind, University of Maryland College Park – Feri Farassat Scholarship
  • Mr. Rajiv Shenoy, Georgia Institute of Technology – Charles Crawford Scholarship
  • Mr. Jerome Sicard, University of Texas at Austin – Florence Winslow DeLaRue Scholarship
  • Mr. Harinder Jit Singh, University of Maryland College Park – Evan A. Fradenburgh Scholarship
For more information on the Vertical Flight Foundation or to donate to this important cause, please visit www.vtol.org/vff. A list of all past winners is also available.

About AHS International

Founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, AHS International today is the world's premier vertical flight technical society. The Society is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology. It provides global leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state-of-the-art of vertical flight.

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