Since 1986, FEEA has given almost 11,000 merit-based scholarships to federal public servants, their spouses, children, and grandchildren. An additional nearly 200 scholarships to surviving children whose federal employee parents died or were severely injured in the line of duty during terrorist attacks, such as those 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.

View the 2022-23 finalists

All 2023-24 applicants have been notified of their final status. Applications for the 2024-25 program will be available by mid-November 2023.

Scholarship Amounts: $1,000 to $7,500

Individuals Eligible for Scholarships:

Children, step-children, and legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years, as well as the employees themselves and their spouses. Some associations and unions partner with FEEA to provide specific scholarship programs for their employees, employees’ children, grandchildren, or spouses, or retirees’ children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren. FEEA uses a common application for all FEEA and co-sponsored scholarships. Please download the detailed 2023 FEEA scholarship application instructions for more information.

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)

Special thanks for program support to:


The Bill Bransford Fund

Blacks in Government

The David O. “Doc” and Marion M. Cooke Memorial Fund

National Council of Social Security Management Association
National Federation of Federal Employees
Federal Managers Association