Seven engineering students receive Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- American Helicopter Society (AHS) International recently awarded Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarships to seven Penn State engineering students.

Nineteen scholarships totaling $45,000 were awarded this year.

Bachelor degree recipients include aerospace engineering students Miguel Alvarez, the Don Armstrong Scholarship; Tyler Molnar, the John R. Olson Scholarship and Edward Rocco, the Frank N. Piasecki Scholarship.

Master's degree recipients are Guillermo Costa, aerospace engineering, the Alfred L. Wolf Scholarship, and Matthew Krott, mechanical engineering, the Joseph P. Cribbins Scholarship.

Doctorate degree recipients include aerospace engineering students Adam Thorsen, the Hans and Gil Weichsel Scholarship, and Bernardo A.O. Vieira, the Barry Baskett Scholarship.

The awardees will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet at the 70th annual AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Wednesday, May 21, in Montréal.

Founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, AHS International is the world's premier vertical flight technical society. It provides global leadership for scientific, technical, educational and legislative initiatives that advance the state-of-the-art of vertical flight.

The VFF was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the society. Since 1977, the merit-based program has awarded more than 400 scholarships.

Last Updated April 22, 2014