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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

Scholarship Application

The Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship Applications Are Now Closed


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 ~01 March each year.

Please check the TEF Web pages for the exact TEF Scholarship application opening and closing dates for that academic year.

TEF awards over 100 scholarships annually averaging more than $3,000 per grant with our top grant awarded at $15,000. A number of our TEF grants are awarded to students pursing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) curriculum. All TEF 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.

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