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Scholarships available for Electric Aircraft Symposium

In partnership with the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), eVTOL.com is offering three need-based mini-scholarships for the virtual 14th Electric Aircraft Symposium, July 28-30.

Pipistrel Velis Electro
Pipistrel’s fully electric Velis Electro airplane was certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency in June 2020, paving the way for future emission-free aircraft. The Electric Aircraft Symposium will address multiple forms of electric flight. Pipistrel Photo

The annual symposium is normally hosted by CAFE Foundation at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin. Because AirVenture was canceled this year due to COVID-19, the symposium will instead take place online over three days.

The first day will serve as an introduction to the state of the electric aircraft industry and will be free for all participants. The second and third days will feature more in-depth technical sessions and can be accessed for $75 per day ($40 for students) or $125 for both days ($80 for students).

More information and the agenda can be found on the VFS website.

As a gold sponsor of the event, eVTOL.com is pleased to be able to help sustain momentum in the electric aircraft industry despite the cancellation of in-person gatherings. The scholarships are intended to enable full participation by those who would otherwise find the cost prohibitive.

“The online Electric Aircraft Symposium represents a terrific value for anyone involved with or interested in eVTOL, eCTOL, or eSTOL flight,” said eVTOL.com managing editor Elan Head. “Nevertheless, we recognize that this has been a time of extraordinary financial hardship for many people, and want to ensure that even a modest registration fee doesn’t prevent them from being part of the revolution in electric flight.”

“CAFE Foundation is grateful to eVTOL.com for their sponsorship of this year’s Electric Aircraft Symposium. In these challenging times, we appreciate the opportunity to continue with the conference, and make it more widely available through an online format,” said Yolanka Wulff, executive director of CAFE Foundation.

To be considered for a scholarship, email Head at [email protected] with no more than 500 words explaining why you would like to attend the symposium, using the subject line “EAS scholarship.” Submissions will be evaluated based on the applicant’s interest in electric flight and financial need. Consideration will also be given to promoting diversity in attendees.

Applications are due by July 17, with winners to be notified by July 21.

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