FEEA Scholarships

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 200

Since 1986, FEEA has given over 11,000 merit-based scholarships to federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren.

Collectively, our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports over 200 students with merit-based scholarships.

Scholarship Awards: 

Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 for one year of academic study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is not renewable, however, applicants may apply every year they are eligible, whether or not they have received an award in the past.

The majority of scholarships are awarded for undergraduate study, with occasional awards for graduate study. Scholarship winners should refer to IRS publication 970 for more information on any potential tax implications of scholarships: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-publication970. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and fees only.

Individuals Eligible for Scholarships:

  1. Full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
  2. Children or legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Dependents must be under the age of 25 and a current dependent of their sponsor.
  3. Spouses of full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
  4. Grandchildren of Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) members, or Professional Managers Association (PMA) members.
  5. Legal dependents of non-federal BIG members (only eligible for the BIG scholarship) 
  6. Children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of current members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). NARFE applicants must be high school seniors only.

The FEEA Scholarship competition is for those attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning for an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

Federal employees, either applying directly or serving as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline. 

FEEA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted grade point average.

Children, grandchildren, dependents, or spouses applying for support must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in their academic program. Federal employee applicants may study part-time.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Complete high school or college transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted)
  • An essay
  • A list of community service, awards, and extracurricular activities
  • A copy of federal employee sponsor’s current SF-50 (not required for retired NARFE members)
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