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Coyle Scholarship
Captain (AUS) Art Coyle, Founder # 683, was the first American pilot in American uniform from an American unit (the 1st Aero Squadron) to engage an enemy of the United States in aerial combat in WWI. Arthur James Coyle was born in Barre, VT. on 6 June 1897 and died in San Antonio, TX, on 6 April 1989. He was rated as an Aviator in June 1916 without ever attending a military flight school;. Funds for the Coyle scholarship were given by his daughter, Elizabeth Coyle an Hereditary Member of the Flight. The first Coyle Scholarship was awarded in 2002. An award for the winner of $1,500.00 from Stinsons Flight plus a matching amount of $666.67 from the Daedalian Foundation for a total of $2,166.67 for the year. Funds are disbursed to the college or university.
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Egan Scholarship
BG John F. Egan, Founder #151 and CBI combat leader in WWII, was born in NY on 7 November 1898, died in FL on 9 February 1996 and is buried in NY. A bequest to the Daedalian Foundation by his daughter, Alice, funded the Egan Mentoring Program. Egan Scholarships provide funding assistance to selected college sophomores throughout their remaining college life and sometimes into graduate school. The Egan scholarship is primarily funded and directed by the Daedalian Foundation, but Stinsons Flight initiates the award. Stinsons Flight awards $500.00 a year to each winner each year and the Daedalian Foundation provides matching funds of at least $2,000.00 a year to each winner for a total of at least $2,500.00. Egan scholarships are the only scholarships that may become commitments for more than one year. Funds go to the college or university. All Scholarship Awards are presented during a Stinsons Flight meeting, often in the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, the last Tuesday in August of each year. Presentations are made by the Flight Scholarship Officer, currently Howard Ham.
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Johnson Scholarship
Major General Harry Johnson, Founder #2629, retired as commander of the Tenth Air Force at Brooks Air Force in 1953. Harry Anton Johnson was born in Litchfield, MN, on 29 June 1893 and died in San Antonio, TX, on 4 May 1978. He got his wings at Ellington Field in April 1918 and was one of the Army fliers from Selfridge Field who flew over Eddie Stinson’s funeral in 1932. His was the first scholarship established by Stinsons Flight, funded initially by his widow, Hazel Johnson, at the encouragement of Bill Stewart. The first Johnson Scholarship was awarded in 1981. An award for the winner of $1,500.00 from Stinsons Flight plus a matching amount of $666.67 from the Daedalian Foundation for a total of $2,166.67 for the year. Funds are disbursed to the college or university.
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Keirn Scholarship
Major General Don Keirn helped get the first jet engine for the Air Force and was a top proponent for nuclear-propelled aircraft. Donald John Keirn was born in Elbert, CO, on 24 February 1905, graduated from West Point in 1929 and won his wings at Kelly Field in 1930. .He was in charge of nuclear systems development for the Air Force when he retired in 1959. He died in San Antonio, TX, on 11 May 1980. He was a Life Member of the Order of Daedalians. The first Keirn scholarship was awarded in 1982. The Keirn Scholarship was intitally funded by his daughter, Peggy Keirn Hilleary. An award for the winner of $1,500.00 from Stinsons Flight plus a matching amount of $666.67 from the Daedalian Foundation for a total of $2,166.67 for the year. Funds are disbursed to the college or university.
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