The Redstone Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society (formerly the American Helicopter Society) Invites Collegiate Applicants for Science and Engineering Scholarships for the 2020-2021 School Year
Scholarship grants are based upon academic merit and other factors and will be awarded to the best-qualified applicants as determined during a selection process scheduled for May 2020. Depending upon endowment income, the each scholarship awardee may receive up to $4,000.
The applicant’s home of record or the college you will attend must be within the Redstone Chapter’s geographic region (i.e., all of Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and the panhandle of Florida (limited to Zip Codes 32400 - 32599).
For the 2020-2021 school year, an applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis as a student in an accredited degree program at a 4-year university, and must certify their intent to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in math, science, computer science, or engineering subject areas following receipt of the scholarship.
Additionally, each applicant must provide the following Supporting Information:
a. At least one reference letter (academic endorsement) from a professor or dean at your current university. For incoming freshman only, a letter from a teacher/counselor from your high school is an acceptable substitute for the Professor’s/Dean’s academic endorsement. (Additional letters are permissible, but no more than three reference letters will be considered.) Intern’s letters from deans not associated with current academic endeavors will not be considered.
b. Current, cumulative transcript(s) of collegiate grades (including the most recent final course grades issued). Transfer students must also submit transcripts from all previous colleges. Incoming freshmen must submit transcripts from all high schools attended (including the most recent final course grades issued).
c. Incoming freshmen must submit a copy of your ACT or SAT scores.
d. Awardees will be required to submit a “head and shoulders” color photograph suitable for publication on the Chapter’s web site. Digital photo files are preferred.
e. These supporting items need not be attached to the application, but if submitted separately, they must meet the application deadline of April 1st, 2020.
The applicant must submit the entire Application for Scholarship, sections I through VII.
Submit this Application and Supporting Information to the following address. Applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked NLT Monday, April 1, 2020. Hard copy mail must be received by Monday, April 10, 2020. E-mail submissions are acceptable, but must be sent NLT 11:59 PM, April 1, 2020.
Mr. Patrick M. Gómez c/o Collins Aerospace, 420 Jan Davis Drive NW Huntsville, AL 35806
1. Applications will be evaluated by the Redstone Chapter’s Scholarship Selection Committee. Preference will be granted to applicants pursuing math, science, computer science and engineering degrees in support of a career in aviation engineering disciplines.
2. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by June 30, 2020. Scholarship winners will be recognized during the Chapter’s July 2020 membership luncheon (date TBD) in Madison County, Alabama.
3. In addition to the scholarships, the Redstone Chapter will fund a one-year VFS student membership for scholarship awardees who are not already VFS members.
5. Applicants for the Redstone Chapter’s Scholarship Program are also encouraged to consider the scholarship opportunity provided by the Vertical Flight Foundation
Redstone Geographic Areas include:
State Area State Zip Code
AL ALL 35000-36999
AR ALL 71601-72999
FL Western Panhandle 32400-32599
MS ALL 38600-39799
TN ALL 37000-38599