AVFL students have won scholarships in every category of the 2020 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) Scholarship program.
- Grant Erickson (BS): Geoff Byham Scholarship, honoring an architect of advanced rotor aerodynamics at Westland Helicopters, Yeovil, England (now Leonardo Helicopters)
- Grant McCurdy (BS): Bob Lynn Scholarship, which honors the memory of the former Bell Helicopter executive and VFS leader par excellence
- Farid Saemi (MS): Tom Wood Honorary Scholarship, which recognizes more than 50 years of technical contributions to Bell Helicopter by Mr. Wood
- Bochan Lee: (PhD, 2-time recipient): Barry J. Baskett Scholarship, honoring the memory of a career US Army engineer who led Aviation Engineering, and later managed the Aviation Technology Base Program
This is the sixth year in a row that AVFL students have won scholarships sponsored by the global Vertical Flight Society (VFS).
Past winners include: David Coleman (2x), Joel White, Atanu Halder, James McElreath, Kanika Gakhar, Adam Kellen, and Brett Himmelberg.
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