The Tailhook Educational Foundation
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 awards over 100 scholarships annually averaging more than $3,000 per grant with our top grant awarded at $15,000 per year. A number of our TEF grants are awarded to students pursuing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) curriculum. All TEF grants assist Naval Aviation legacy undergraduate students obtain a higher education.
TEF scholarships are only made possible by the continued generosity of our individual and organizational donors.
Donations to TEF can be deductible as charitable contributions.
The TEF Tax ID is: 33-00487778
In 2023, TEF awarded 123 scholarships to our best and brightest Naval Aviation legacy students.
Six of these scholarships were awarded to Gold Star students who lost their parent-sponsor while they were still serving on active duty.