Student Scholarship and Design Deadlines Nearing!

VFF Scholarship Application Deadline

VFF Winners 2015The Vertical Flight Foundation was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of AHS. Over the past five years, AHS has awarded nearly $300,000 in VFF scholarships to the best and brightest students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing engineering-related careers in vertical flight technology. Last year, scholarships totaling $74,000 were awarded to 26 students, with individual amounts ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. 

Students have until Monday, February 6 at 11:59 ET (GMT-5) to submit their VFF scholarship applications and all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations.

Don’t miss your opportunity to compete for one of our coveted VFF scholarships!

Please download and review the Guidelines for Student Application, the VFF Application fillable PDF, and the Guideline for Professor Recommendation documents from as soon as possible to ensure your application package is complete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

34th Annual Student Design Competition

Da Vinci HelixThe AHS International Student Design Competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, providing a practical exercise for engineering students at accredited colleges and universities around the world. The competition promotes student interest in vertical flight technology. A total of $12,000 in prizes will be awarded for the best designs. 

The 34th Annual Student Design Competition — sponsored by Sikorsky Aircraft — requests proposals for a "24 Hour Hovering Machine Conceptual Design."

A Letter of Intent to participate must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 3 and must include the team members, whether it is a graduate or undergraduate team, their faculty sponsor and email addresses for all participants. Requests for information and clarification will be accepted continuously but must be received no later than February 24, 2017. Proposals must be submitted no later than May 31.

Please go to to review the Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitation to Participate and the white paper “Judging the Student Design Competition.”