AVFL students have won scholarships in every category of the 2021 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) Scholarship program.
- Joseph Heimerl (BS): Michael J. Rutkowski Scholarship, honoring the NASA/US Army aeromechanics engineer and leader.
- Melanie Peavy (BS): Tom Wood Honorary Scholarship, which recognizes more than 50 years of technical contributions to Bell by Mr. Wood.
- Hunter Denton (MS): 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.
- Farid Saemi (PhD, 2 time winner): Dr. John Zuk Scholarship, honoring the NASA engineer who was a champion of civil tiltrotor technology and applications.
This is the third year in a row that AVFL students have won all categories of the VFF scholarships and the seventh year in a row that they have won scholarships at large.
Past winners include: Bochan Lee (2x), David Coleman (2x), Joel White, Atanu Halder, James McElreath, Kanika Gakhar, Adam Kellen, and Brett Himmelberg.
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