Reminder: Scholarship Application Deadline March 27, 2017

The 2017 scholarship application from FEEA: the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is still available! You can access the online application and instructions here. The deadline to apply is 3pm EST on Monday March 27, 2017.

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. You can view a list of our winners from last year here.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization dedicated to federal civilian public servants. This program, and all FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Run, Walk, or Stroll in the Public Service Charity 5K on May 7!

Registration for the Public Service Charity 5K Run/Walk is now open!

Now in its fifth year, the Public Service Charity 5K Run/Walk celebrates and supports federal public servants across the country, giving public employees a visible reminder they are valued, and offering friends, family, and the broader community the opportunity to come together to thank them.

To learn more and to register for the race, please visit www.feea.org/5k.

All proceeds from the race support civilian federal and postal workers through FEEA: The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, the event’s official charity.

We’re Looking for Volunteers Outside the DC Metro Area!

Outside the D.C. metro area we are recruiting “City Captains” to help raise awareness about virtual participation in the Public Service 5K Charity Run/Walk on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Volunteers can be federal employees, their family members, friends or neighbors. Learn more about the event at www.feea.org/5K.


Volunteer City Captains:

  • Advertise via their personal network and local community by hanging flyers and promoting participation via email and social media;
  • Suggest local parks or other locations where runners and walkers can meet on race day to sprint, jog, or stroll a roughly 5 kilometer distance; and
  • Help connect registered participants who would like to walk or run as a group on race day.

We’ll give you all the tools you need to succeed, including downloadable flyers and lots of ideas for getting the word out.

For more information and to sign up to be a city captain, please visit https://fs28.formsite.com/FEEA/CityCaptain/.

All proceeds from the race support civilian federal and postal workers through FEEA: The Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, the event’s official charity.

2016 Annual Report Release

We have just released our 2016 Annual Report.

In this report you can learn more about what we accomplished together in 2016 thanks to our supporters!

In 2016, FEEA also celebrated its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies. Learn more about our four signature programs.

FEEA Executive Director, Joyce Warner, on FEDTalk


FEEA’s new Executive Director, Joyce Warner, appeared on FEDTalk on Friday, January 13, to talk about our disaster relief, scholarship, childcare, and emergency loan programs open to federal employees.

If you didn’t get a chance to tune in live, you can listen to the recording anytime.

 

FEEA 2017 Scholarship Application Now Available!

FEEA: the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is pleased to announce that our 2017 scholarship application is now available. You can access the online application and instructions here. The application deadline is 3pm EST on Monday March 27, 2017.

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 over 200 students with merit-based scholarships.

This program, and all of FEEA’s programs, are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Making Sure Babies Sophie and Jack Have a Place to Call Home

Bills and anxiety pile up quickly when your child has a severe illness, your home is damaged by fire, or your spouse loses a job unexpectedly.

Meet Sophie*. Sophie and her twin brother Jack were born prematurely to Kristine. Kristine is a federal civilian employee and has had to go on extended leave without pay while her twin preemies were in the neonatal intensive care unit. Being out of work, she had trouble making her rent one month.

Kristine is there every day serving her fellow Americans. It’s times like this that FEEA: the Federal Employee Education ­and Assistance Fund stands with federal public servants. We offered Kristine a no-interest loan to help with her rent that she is paying back each month through a payroll deduction.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

Please lend a hand. We can’t do it without you.

*Kristine’s name and family’s photo have been changed to protect her family’s privacy.

Helping Michael Get Back on his Route

Meet Michael*. Michael, an employee with the US Postal Service, knows firsthand how that feels. This year, Michael had to undergo a limb amputation, and his bills piled up while he was recovering from his surgery on leave without pay.

It’s times like this that FEEA: the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund stands with federal public servants. We offered Michael a no-interest loan that he is paying back each month through a payroll deduction.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

Lives are on the line and we can’t do it without you. 

*Michael’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy.

Being There for Kids Who Lost a Parent on 9-11

The rising cost of college is a growing burden on all families, including those parents who are federal public servants. College is even more of a financial stretch if you’ve lost a parent.

FEEA has and continues to provide nearly 200 scholarships to the children of federal civilian employees who died 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.

Meet Billy*. Billy lost both his parents at the Pentagon on 9-11. FEEA was there for Billy when he wanted to study environmental science and paid his full tuition, fees, and room and board when he was ready to go to college.

FEEA also provided over 300 merit-based college scholarships this year to children of federal civilian employees and occasionally to the employee directly or their spouse.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

You can help a young person meet their potential.

* Billy’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy.