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Scholarships

If you are a young person today, you may wonder how you will ever pay for college. If you are a federal employee, the challenges may at times seem insurmountable. FEEA sponsors the only merit-based scholarship competition program open exclusively to federal employees, their spouses, and their children--rewarding hard workers through our merit-based program. 

Applications are available January - March each year.

Awards: More than 400 students from across 27 regions will win scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. From this pool of 400, the top students in each region have the chance to win two additional awards:

  • Six students will win an additional $5,000 through the FEEA-NTEU Scholarship. Read more
  • Additional money is awarded through the Cooke Memorial Scholarship. Read more
  • Partner Programs award more than $75,000 in additional scholarships each year. Students whose parents are members of selected federal management associations, unions, and agencies may be eligible for these awards. FEEA accepts applications from more than a dozen partner organizations as if they were our own. Find out if you are eligible here>
Who is Eligible?
  • Current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, their children and spouses
  • Dependent applicants may first apply as high school seniors
  • Dependents must be full-time students; employees may be part-time
  • Enrolled (or plan to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary school
  • Course of study that leads to a two-year, four-year or graduate degree
  • 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
Have questions about your eligibility? Read scholarship FAQs here>.

 

What's Required?
  • Complete high school or college transcripts
  • One written recommendation/letter of reference
  • A short essay written by the applicant (topic changes annually)
  • A list of community service, extracurricular activities and awards
  • A copy of the employee sponsor’s most recent SF-50
Specific instructions and any additional requirements are listed on each year’s application.

 

 
 

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