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

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 (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.

Partner Programs: Students whose parents are members of selected federal management associations, unions, and agencies may be eligible for additional awards. FEEA accepts applications from more than a dozen partner organizations as if they were our own. You only have to fill out one application. Find out if you are eligible here>