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Scholarships

Through the generosity of our donors, the Daedalian Foundation is able to offer a myriad of scholarships that can offset the high cost of education. Applying is easy and the same application is used for all national scholarships. Basic qualifications are:

  • Intention to pursue a career as a military aviator.
  • Demonstration of moral character and patriotism.
  • Physical condition and aptitude for flight.
  • Financial need.

Select Scholarship by:

National Level

All applicants unless otherwise noted must have the desire and physical ability to become and serve as a military aviator which is defined in our membership page.

$3,000

Academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or above), Notable leadership achievements. Preferences will be given to a student who wishes to attend the Texas A & M University.

$3,000

A minority background, excellent academic performance with a GPA of 2.8, notable leadership achievements.

$3,000

Should have a GPA of 2.5 or above and notable leadership achievements.

$1-3,000

A direct descendant (natural or adopted) of a Founder, Named, or Hereditary member in good standing (living or deceased) of the Order of Daedalians, and a citizen of the United States of America. May also choose a career as a commissioned officer in one of the armed forces of the United States in a discipline directly supporting aeronautics or astronautics.

$1,000

Only students at the University of Maryland in AFROTC can apply. Qualified student will be selected by AFROTC Detachment 330 leader at the University of Maryland to honor Captain John Graziano who died in the line of duty.

$1,000

Only students living in or born in Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Colorado or Alaska can apply. Eligible students are Air Force Cadets with a desire to fly transport aircraft and medically qualified for flight training.

$3,000

Eligibility is ROTC, medically qualified for flight training, planning to apply for a military aviation allocation in Space Force. Recipient should be one of the highest ranked students academically with preferences but not required going to a Texas A&M student.

$3,000

Eligibility is ROTC, medically qualified for flight training, planning to apply for a military aviation allocation. Recipient should be one of the highest ranked students academically with preferences going to a Texas A&M student. Preference will also be given to an Eagle Scout.

$3,000

The qualifications for recipients of this scholarship are demonstration of strong interest in becoming a military aviator, Army ROTC cadet, excellent academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or above), notable leadership achievements, and no known reasons for disqualification from military flight training.

$1,000

Only students born in Missouri can apply. The student must be an USAF ROTC cadet.

The scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Lt Col Kent Lattig. The scholarship was given to honor those who serve in the U.S. military. The scholarship goes to students who demonstrate a strong interest in becoming a military aviator, excel in academic performance (GPA of 2.5 or above), have notable leadership achievements, and no known reasons for disqualification from military flight training. The student must be in their second year of academic education or beyond for consideration.

$1-3,000

Student must show a desire to serve as a military aviator and have shown notable leadership ability.

Flight Level

Must apply through a chapter.

$2,500+

Must be in ROTC and considerations will be for college sophomores through their senior year. Must have and maintain a cumulative 3.00 or better GPA (on a 4-point scale). Must plan to apply for and must be awarded a military aviation training allocation at the appropriate juncture in the student’s chosen ROTC program. Must stay in contact with sponsoring flight (attend a minimum of one Flight meeting annually) and arrange for official grade reports and ROTC progress details to be provided by the university to the Flight each semester to qualify for successive year’s funding.

First time applicants should use the scholarship form. If you have received an Egan Scholarship in a prior year, then please use the recertification form.

$TBD BY FLIGHT

The student must be in an ROTC program and have notable leadership achievements. Flight 12 is located in Cary, North Carolina.

$3,000

The student must be in an ROTC program and have notable leadership achievements. Flight 12 is located in Denver, Colorado.

$3,000

The student must be in an ROTC program and have notable leadership achievements. Flight 12 is located in Tucson, Arizona.

“I was fortunate to receive a Daedalian scholarship back in 1986 from the generous Colorado Springs Chapter, and it shaped my life for the good. Upon graduating from UPT in 1994, I promptly joined Daedalians at my first active-duty base, Offutt AFB, and joined the scholarship committee to give back immediately. I have been involved in Daedalians ever since and have had a long and blessed 23-year military career, finishing as a wing commander at Fairchild AFB with 4,300 hours total flying time. The scholarship meant that much to me, and I continue to give back at every opportunity.”
Col. Brian Newberry, USAF (Ret)