The Redstone Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society (formerly the American Helicopter Society) Invites Collegiate Applicants for Science and Engineering Scholarships for the 2019-2020 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 2019. Depending upon endowment income, the each scholarship awardee may receive up to $4,000.

To become eligible for a scholarship award:


Home of Record

The applicant’s home of record or the college you will attend must be within the Redstone Chapter’s geographic region (i.e., northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas; see the Administrative Information section below or for details regarding the Chapter’s boundaries).


Enrollment Status

For the 2019-2020 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.




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 15, 2019. Hard copy mail must be received by Monday, April 22, 2019. E-mail submissions are acceptable, but must be sent NLT 11:59 PM, April 15, 2019.

Mr. Patrick M. Gómez c/o Rockwell Collins 420 Jan Davis Drive NW Huntsville, AL 35806

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Supporting Information

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 15th, 2019.





Administrative Information

The Redstone Chapter’s geographic region is defined by the following postal codes:

  • State
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Zip Codes
  • 35000-35999 and 36200-36299
  • 71600-72999
  • 38600-38999 and 39700-39799
  • 37000-38599

 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.

3. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by June 30, 2019. Scholarship winners will be recognized during the Chapter’s July 2019 membership luncheon (date TBD) in Madison County, Alabama.

4. In addition to the scholarships, the Redstone Chapter will fund a one-year AHS student membership for scholarship awardees who are not already AHS members.

5. For administrative inquiries contact: Mr. Patrick M. (Pat) Gómez, (256) 430-3888 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6. Applicants for the Redstone Chapter’s Scholarship Program are also encouraged to consider the scholarship opportunity provided by the AHS Vertical Flight Foundation (see

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