The Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships are solely merit-based and the value of the scholarships range from $1,000 up to $6,000 (USD). The program is open to full-time students attending a university or college located anywhere in the world and regardless of a student’s nationality. The overall top ranking applicant receives the $5,000 Bell scholarship award, provided by a VFF endowment from the company. In addition, the applicant who shows the most interest and appreciation on the importance of improving vertical flight affordability will be considered for the Jing Yen Cost Awareness scholarship worth up to $6,000, generously donated by Dr. Jing Yen. A student can receive a VFF scholarship award once as an Undergraduate, once as a Master’s student, and once as a Graduate student. In order to qualify for consideration of the Jing Yen Cost Awareness scholarship, an applicant must demonstrate a detailed interest and appreciation on the importance of affordability and how it might be improved within the vertical flight community. Affordability information should be highlighted via an applicant’s narrative and resume and this can be seen on the application packet. A college student pursuing an eligible engineering undergraduate degree and should have at least one-term of university work towards the relevant Bachelor’s program after the awarding of scholarships at the Annual Forum. A master student pursuing an eligible MS engineering degree. The student will have at least one-term of university work towards their current MS program after the awarding of scholarships at the Annual Forum. A graduate student who already has an MS degree or is in a combined MS/PhD program and verification of formally meeting doctoral degree requirement such as qualifying exams. The student will have at least one-term remaining in their current PhD program after the awarding of scholarships at the Annual Forum. Further breakdown of each eligibility can be accessed at the scholarship site. Official university/school transcript and professor letter of recommendation must come directly from the school registrar or the professor. Any transcripts or letters of recommendation sent by a student will NOT be eligible for review. The narrative should provide a personal statement regarding your passion for aeronautics/aeronautical engineering or complex aviation systems and vertical flight technology specifically. It should describe how your studies will assist in pursuing and growing that passion. Use the template provided from the scholarship site for the resume. Applications can be submitted electronically or mail. Transcripts must be sent directly to the VFF Coordinator (email@example.com), from your university's Office of the Registrar.
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