Since 1986, FEEA has offered scholarships to more than 10,000 individuals, including providing nearly 200 scholarships to the children of federal civilian employees who died or were severely injured in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Pentagon on 9-11, and the US Embassies and Consulates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Libya.
Collectively, our scholarship program to date totals over $14 million. FEEA champions the pursuit of higher education and each year supports hundreds of 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/pub/irspdf/p970.pdf.
Individuals Eligible for Scholarships:
A) Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees. Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild.
B) Spouses of full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
C) Full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
D) Children or grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Applicants with a NARFE sponsor must be high school seniors only; undergraduate students are not eligible.
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.
Applicants will not be discriminated against 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. Applicants with a grade point average below 3.0 are not eligible to apply.