Scholarship Details


Application Deadline:



All majors


Each year, Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarships are awarded to college students demonstrating an interest in pursuing engineering related careers in vertical flight technology. The Foundation scholarship awards are made possible solely by tax deductible donations that have been established and contribute to an endowment.


To be eligible for a scholarship:

A student does not need to be a member of the Vertical Flight Society, but we encourage you to explore the many benefits student membership can provide.
High school students are not eligible.
At the time of application (February 2022) applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in a relevant engineering degree program at an accredited university. Technical disciplines relevant to complex aeronautics engineering or aviation systems, even if not considered vertical lift engineering, will receive equal consideration.
Applicants must be registered as a full-time college student for at least one academic term after the award of the VFF scholarships at the Annual Forum taking place May 10-12, 2022.
A student can receive an award once as an Undergraduate, once as a Master's student, and once as a Graduate student.
In order to qualify for consideration of hte 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.

Terms of Award:

The VFF 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.

Please Submit:

Completed Scholarship Application Form
Official University/School Transcript
Professor Letter of Recommendation

Application in electronic form to or submit to:
Vertical Flight Society
Attention: Julie M. Gibbs, VFF Coordinator
2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 275
Fairfax, VA 22031 USA
Email: / Tel: 703-684-6777 Ext. 103

Online Application: