The Electronic Attack Scholarship of $2,500 is presented annually. Applications can be obtained via the Tailhook Education Foundation (TEF) at tailhook.net/scholarship-application. Applications will be accepted beginning 15 December of this year and must be returned by 1 March of the following year. Funding for the scholarship is provided by Prowler Association Membership and corporate donations. Prowler Association Members and corporate contributors may donate to the scholarship fund by pressing the Donate button and inserting their donation amount on Paypal with a minimum of $25 or by sending a check to the Prowler Association care of Steve Kochman, 23020 Ash Ct, California, MD 20619. The Prowler Association is a 501(c)19 Veterans' Organization. Your donations are tax deductible. Please include your full name and address so a receipt can be provided.
This scholarship is presented by the members of the Electronic Attack Community to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country while flying a Navy electronic attack aircraft which includes the EA-1F, EF-10B, EKA-3B, EA-6A, EA-6B and EA-18G.. An integral part of Naval Aviation for over 50 years, these aircraft have flown missions in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Grenada, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. Crews flying these aircraft specialized in suppression of enemy radar and communications systems to enable strike and fighter aircraft to reach their targets. This scholarship is to honor their memory and sacrifice.
Tailhook Education Fund (TEF) eligibility criteria: “To be eligible for consideration for a TEF scholarship, an individual must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former (U.S. Navy / U.S. Marine Corps / U.S. Coast Guard) Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children/grandchildren of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship's company or the Air Wing. Eligible applicants must be accepted for undergraduate enrollment at an accredited college.”
The 2018 Electronic Attack Scholarship winner is Autumn Walters.