The Tailhook Educational Foundation Inc. (TEF):


Crusie for Vets


2017 Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/ grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the Air Wing. Eligible applicants must be accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.

  • The High School application for current high school seniors - Apply Now
  • College application for current undergraduate college students - Apply Now
  • Former enlisted application for undergraduate college students with prior service - Apply Now

Applications will be available on 15 December and due back at the Tailhook Educational Foundation headquaters by 01 March, 2017.


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Tailhook Educational Foundation is a charitable nonprofit California corporation created in February 1992.
The Foundation’s charter and mission is:

"To Provide Scholarships to Qualified Applicants, and, to Educate the Public in Past, Current, and, Future United States Navy Aircraft Carrier and Carrier Based Naval Air Operations and Missions.”

Scholarship Eligibility:

To be eligible for consideration for a Tailhook Educational Foundation scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/ grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the Air Wing. Eligible applicants must be accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.

Applications will be available on 15 December and due back at the Tailhook Educational Foundation headquaters by 01 March, 2017.


Donations: I want to donate now.

All donations to the Tailhook Educational Foundation are fully deductible as charitable contributions.

All donations to the Tailhook Educational Foundation are fully deductible as charitable contributions. The Foundation scholarship program now awards over 100 scholarships annually ranging from $2,000 to $15,000 each. These grants assist the children, grandchildren of former and current aviators and carrier based crewmembers, as well as former enlisted personnel studying in the many fields of undergraduate higher education.

As part of our ongoing educational program, we send over 1000 quarterly copies of the “The Hook” magazine to High schools and colleges throughout the United States. Your of the magazines mailed to NROTC and NJROTC units are paid for by your Tailhook Educational Foundation.

We need your help to pay for the magazines we mail to high schools and colleges as well as to expand the distribution of the Hook magazine to more educational institutions. Please visit the Hook to School Link and support a high school or college in your area, or, of your choice. Or, you can leave it up to the Tailhook Educational Foundation staff to assign your donation support to a school in a remote area.


Cruise for Vets

"Cruise for Vets" has offered the Tailhook Educational Foundation an opportunity to join their team of potential veteran charities passengers on their cruise could sponsor.

"Cruise for Vets" will provide passengers an option to donate to the Tailhook Educational Foundation while they take their reduced rate Caribbean cruise next Spring. Click on the link below to sign up for this great opportunity.




CFC Campaign Number: 10251

The Tailhook Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation ©2013,
9696 Businesspark Ave.
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 689-9223 / (800) 322-4665 rlw@tailhook.net