Scholarships and Awards

Daedalians Flying Training (DFT) Scholarship

The Daedalians Flying Training (DFT) scholarship is sponsored by the Order of Daedalians and administered by the Daedalian Foundation and participating Daedalian flights across the country.

The DFT Scholarship is a four-way partnership of the Daedalian Foundation, participating flights, FAA certified flight schools, and the selected candidates. Successful applicants will receive ground and flight training necessary to achieve a solo flight in a general aviation fixed wing aircraft.

Applicants for the DFT scholarships must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completing the sophomore year of high school or enrolled in an accredited college program

  • Demonstrate the desire and potential to become a military aviator in the armed forces of the United States

  • Be a U.S. citizen and fluent in English.

If you would like to apply for a DFT Scholarship through Founders Flight:

1) Download the Daedalian Foundation Scholarship Applications. Fill out the application and collect the checklist items (Transcript, Photograph, Letter of Recommendation)

2) Write a 300-400 word response to the following questions:

a) Why do you want to be a military pilot?

b) Why will you be a good pilot?

c) Why should we consider your for this scholarship?

3) Send your completed application and response to

NOTE: We understand that the application process can be a bit intimidating. Please do not assume that any answer automatically disqualifies you for the scholarship. We are happy to answer any questions you have as you work through your application. Please send any questions you have to our email,


Other Daedalian Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to the Daedalian Flying Training Scholarship Program, the Order of Daedalians offers many other scholarship opportunities. Please visit the Order of Daedalians National website to learn more.

Other Daedalian Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to scholarships through Founders Flight and the Daedalians, there are many other great organizations in the River Region that offer scholarships in the areas of aviation and STEM.