The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2017 Scholarships


Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the CRAIG TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP - Hayley Klingenberg

CRAIG TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by Craig Technologies

Craig Technologies is a nationwide technology firm that delivers award winning engineering and technical solutions to both commercial and government clients. Founded in 1999 by CEO, Carol Craig

Haley Klingenberg


Coronado, California

• Accepted to University of Pennsylvania

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the THE BOEING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP - Mitchell Hammack

THE BOEING COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Boeing Company

This award is presented on behalf of the men and women of the Boeing Company, whose combined efforts contribute daily to the effectiveness of Naval Carrier Aviation. Customer service and company products, especially the many aircraft, missiles and integrated systems, support Naval Carrier Aviation as they enhance the effectiveness and the proud traditions of the Tailhook service.

Mitchell Hammack


Ovieda, Florida

• Accepted to University of Florida

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the THE CAPT GARY HAKANSON  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Danielle Taber

THE CAPT GARY HAKANSON
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by LCDR Pilalas, USNR

Danielle Taber


Lompoc, California

• California Polytechnic State University-
San Luis Obispo, California

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the NORTHROP GRUMMAN SCHOLARSHIP - Joshua Lehde

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide, offering an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies for applications from undersea to outer space and into cyberspace.

Joshua Val Lehde


Apex, North Carolina

• Accepted to Lipscomb University

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the  THE LOCKHEED MARTIN AERONAUTICS CORPORATION - Macy Thonen

THE LOCKHEED MARTIN AERONAUTICS CORPORATION

“JACK READY” MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This Lockheed Martin sponsored scholarship is dedicated to VADM John “Jack” Ready whose 30+ years of Naval service included commanding the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, the Navy Fighter Weapons School ("Top Gun"), USS Ashtabula, USS Saratoga, and, as Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, serving during the first Gulf War. He accumulated over 6,800 hours in 84 types of aircraft, with over 1,100 arrested carrier landings. Upon retirement from the Navy as a Vice Admiral, Jack Ready became Director of Navy Programs and Joint Strike Fighter at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. As a global security, innovation, and aerospace company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Federal government agencies. In addition, Sikorsky (a Lockheed Martin Company) provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all five branches of the U.S. armed forces along with military services and commercial operators in 40 nations.

Macey Thonen


Omaha, Nebraska

• Accepted to University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of THE GRAND CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - Emily Ready

THE GRAND CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Grand Club

This scholarship is dedicated to the men with 1,000 or more “traps”. These men have spent many months at sea, guarding the world sea lanes, fighting for, defending, and winning our freedoms. They have also spent many hours working the flight schedule and the ship’s air-plan in their favor…

Emily Ready


Centerville Virginia

• Accepted to College of William & Mary

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the THE RAYTHEON COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP - Edward Coles

THE RAYTHEON COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company was founded in 1922 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the more than 90 years since its founding, Raytheon Company has introduced numerous major technological advancements which have changed the course of American culture and world history. Among these innovations are the first commercial microwave ovens, the fathometer depth sounder, the mass production of magnetron tubes, early shipboard radar, the first successful missile guidance system, a space communications system, mobile radio telephones and the first combat-proven air defense missile system.

Edward Coles


London, England

• Accepted to Duke University

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the Captain AUGUSTUS E. GUS BREWER, USMC  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Nicholas Romano

Captain AUGUSTUS E. “GUS” BREWER, USMC
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by Jon R. Winthrop, President and CEO,
The Air Group, Inc., Van Nuys, California

This award is made in the name of Capt Augustus E. Brewer, USMC, who served with distinction during the 1950s and 1960s as a fighter pilot in the western Pacific. He also served as a flight instructor and Marine Air group staff officer. As a civilian, Capt Brewer resided in San Diego, California, where he volunteered as the squadron historian for VMFA-323. He died in May 2000.

Nicholas Romano


Yardley, Pennsylvania

• Florida State University

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the JACK DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP - Julia Isbell

JACK DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by the Tailhook Association

Julia Isbell


Olathe, Kansas

• Accepted to University of Pennsylvania

Tailhook Educational Foundation awardee of the ANNETTE S. HUENE 
“NAVY WIFE” SCHOLARSHIP - Charles Markert

ANNETTE S. HUENE
“NAVY WIFE” SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by LCDR Donald R. Huene, M.C., USNR

This scholarship is awarded in honor of the sacrifice, dedication and devotion of all Navy wives and in memory of former Navy wife Annette S. Huene, who passed away 27 April 2007.

Charles Markert


Portsmouth, Rhode Island

• Accepted to Yale University