The Daedalian Foundation
The Daedalian Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Order of Daedalians. A 501(c)(3) organization, the main purpose of the organization is to provide encouragement for young men and women to become military aviators. We support students who have demonstrated the desire and potential to become a commissioned military aviator (pilot, navigator, combat systems officer, Naval flight officer, air battle manager, astronaut, RPA pilot, or flight surgeon).
Eligibility is as follows
- Intention to pursue a career as a military aviator.
- Demonstration of moral character and patriotism.
- Physical condition and aptitude for flight.
- Financial need
Types of Scholarships
The Matching Scholarship Program matches funding from local Daedalian Flights for scholarships supporting the Objectives of the Daedalians. Click the button below for sponsoring flight contacts. If your area is not supported by a local flight, please look at the Unsponsored Scholarship opportunity or any of our other scholarships.
John and Alice Egan Multi-Year Scholarships
The Egan Multi-Year Mentoring Scholarship Program was established from a generous endowment from Colonel John Egan and his daughter Alice. Funding is for college sophomores through their senior year (including a second senior year). 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.
To further the Objectives of the Daedalians insofar as assisting in the education of deserving young persons in the fields of aerospace engineering and flight, and encouraging those young people who receive valuable aerospace training to pursue a military career, the Daedalian Foundation has established a Descendants Scholarship Program for descendants of Daedalian members.
The Daedalian Foundation awards scholarships for Air Force, Army and Navy to cadets selected and nominated by the ROTC headquarters. Eligibility is ROTC, medically qualified for flight training, planning to apply for a military aviation allocation. Cadets receiving these awards are not eligible to receive a Matching or any other Scholarship in the same year.
Colonel John D. Hedges Memorial Scholarship
The scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from Colonel Hedges wife. The scholarship was given in the memory of Colonel John D. Hedges who served in the USAF and was a Daedalian. The scholarship goes to the most qualified (1) student from either – Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, or Alaska. Eligible students are Air Force Cadets with a desire to fly transport aviation and medically qualified for flight training.
The purpose of the Unsponsored Scholarship Funds Program is to encourage Daedalian Flights to establish college and flight scholarships supporting the Objectives of the Daedalians. Please submit the application directly to the Daedalian Headquarters at the Daedalians, PO BOX 249, Randolph AFB, TX 78148. Attn: Scholarship Program Manager.
Spencer and New Aviator Recruiting Scholarships
The Colonel Loren and Mrs. Randy Spencer annual scholarships (4) are awards made to applicants submitted and sponsored by the flight(s) most successful in recruiting new members into Daedalians. The New Aviator Recruiting also goes to the top flight in new aviator recruiting and can be awarded as the flight sees fit. Please check your local flight to see if this award is available. You can check at visit http://apollo.daedalians.org/flight_locator/flight_map