Strategic Plan

Our Vision

The Duke Carrillo Foundation accomplishes its mission by honoring Duke’s legacy of leadership, academic excellence, integrity, commitment and service to country, and goal of becoming a naval aviator.

Our Mission

The mission of the DCF is to financially support and mentor  individuals pursuing a professional career in aviation while prioritizing active duty military families.

Who We Serve

The Duke Carrillo Foundation strives to award scholarships and grants to those individuals who exemplify what it means to “Live Like Duke,” young men and women looking to pursue a professional career in aviation.  While we prioritize active duty military families, we encourage all to apply. 

Our Goals


  • Finding and inspiring young people into the profession of aviation.
  • Providing financial assistance and mentoring towards the goal of a flying career.
  • Providing insight into all career paths within aviation, including military and civilian flying opportunities.