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The Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) has recognized three Department of Aerospace Engineering students with scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year.  VFF scholarships were established in 1977 to encourage the efforts of promising undergraduate and graduate students planning to pursue careers in vertical flight. 

The three winners are:

  • William Staruk – Ph.D. category recipient of the Elaine Gessow scholarship ($3100)
  • Chin Gian Hooi – M.S. category recipient of the Alfred Gessow scholarship ($2300)
  • Andrew Mills – B.S. category recipient of the Hal Andrews scholarship ($1700)

Since 1980, VFF has awarded 400 scholarships thanks to the support of generous contributors.

VFF award winners will be honored at the American Helicopter Society's (AHS) Forum Awards Banquet during the 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display to be held May 21, 2014 at the Palais des congres de Montreal in Montreal, Quebec. 

Scholarships are award with the hope that recipients will conduct work that will move vertical technology flight forward. 

More information about the Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships visit their website.  



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March 28, 2014


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