The Tailhook Educational Foundation


Tailhook Educational Foundation Inc Donors and Scholars 2017


The Tailhook Educational Foundation (TEF) is a California based 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. TEF’s charter is to educate the public on United States Navy carrier aviation and its importance to our country's national security.

TEF Scholarship eligibility:


  • High school graduate and child or grandchild of a current or former Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer,
    or Air-crewman.
  • - Or -
  • Children / grandchildren of individuals who served onboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
  • - And -
  • Accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.

Applications are available on 15 December and due back at TEF headquarters by 1 March each year.

TEF awards over 100 scholarships annually ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 per year. These grants assist Naval Aviation legacy undergraduate students obtain a higher education.

As part of TEF’s ongoing educational program, we send over 1,000 quarterly copies of the “The Hook” magazine to U.S. high schools, colleges, and NROTC/ NJROTC units.

TEF scholarships are only made possible by the continued generosity of our individual and organizational donors. All donations to TEF are fully deductible as charitable contributions.

In 2017, TEF will award 103 scholarships to our brightest Naval Aviation legacy students.



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