Scholarships

The FEW scholarship programs provide an opportunity for deserving individuals to participate in the National Training Program who might not otherwise be able to attend and for members who are looking to further their academic goals. Each member who meets the requirements is encouraged to submit an application for a scholarship.

Scholarship


FEW offers four Scholarships to its members and immediate family members:

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NTP REGULAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A regular member of FEW for at least one year and GS12 and below.
  • An active officer, committee chair or member participating in meetings, programs, etc., of a Chapter.
  • Must not have been a National Training Program scholarship recipient in the past three years.
  • When a scholarship cannot be utilized by a recipient because of illness or serious illness/death of an immediate family member that the recipient have one year to actualize the use of the scholarship.

Click here to view an example application for the NTP Regular Scholarship Award.

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NTP RETIREE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications must meet the following criteria:

  • A member of FEW for at least three years prior to retirement or joined FEW for three years after retirement having maintained continuous membership since retirement.
  • An active member continuing to participate in FEW activities at Chapter, Region and National levels
  • Must not have been an NTP scholarship recipient in the past three years
  • When a scholarship cannot be utilized by a recipient because of illness or serious illness/death of an immediate family member that the recipient has one year to actualize the use of the scholarship.

Click here to view an example application for the NTP Retiree Scholarship Award.

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DAISY FIELDS NATIONAL COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR FEW MEMBERS

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of FEW in good standing and demonstrate active participation with FEW for three or more years.
  • Must not have been a scholarship recipient in the past three years.
  • Complete an essay on the topic “Why I Should be Awarded a FEW Collegiate Scholarship”.
  • Be pursuing your first undergraduate degree or first graduate degree at an accredited institution.
  • Be attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Submit a copy of all recorded grades or college transcripts.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (Chapter President, Regional Manager, community leader and/or supervisor).

Click here to view an example application for the Daisy Fields National Collegiate Scholarship Program for FEW Members.

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NATIONAL COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS

This scholarship will financially assist students who plan to attend an accredited or are currently enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college/university.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Individual must be the child or grandchild of an active FEW member (active officer, committee chair or member participating in meetings, programs, etc., of a Chapter who actively supports or participates in FEW activities).
  •  Individual must be a high school senior or attending an accredited two- or four-year university to apply and be seeking his/her first undergraduate degree. Attach a certified copy of your high school or college transcript.
  • Individual must be in good academic standing with current high school and have a grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  • Individual must provide at least three letters of recommendation (High school principal, teacher, or guidance counselor; college professor or community leader of which sh/he has been actively involved in a program (girl or boy scouts, mentor or tutor program, etc.)).
  • Individual must write a one-page essay which contains the following:
    • 1. How receiving this scholarship will make a difference in your life and
    • 2. Citing a woman or man in your life who has inspirited or encouraged you and the difference she/he made.
  • Individual must provide documentation she/he has applied for or been accepted/enrolled to a two or four year accredited college or university.
  • You must use the official online FEW scholarship application to apply.
  • Must not have been a scholarship recipient in the past three years.

Click here to view an example application for the National Collegiate Scholarship Program for Immediate Family Members.

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FEW Foundation for Education and Training Announces 2018 Grantham University Scholarship

Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) Foundation for Education and Training partners with Grantham University to award a full scholarship on an annual basis. The scholarship is open to active FEW members or their families. The scholarship covers an online undergraduate or graduate degree, to include tuition costs, textbooks, software and fees. This is a wonderful opportunity for FEW members valued up to $39,470.

The 2018 FEW Foundation-Grantham scholarship application window is NOW OPEN with a closing date of April 20, 2018.

For more information, please visit www.grantham.edu or call Grantham University at 888-477-6830.  You may also access www.fewfoundation.org for the full announcement of the scholarship and application instructions.

Questions may also be directed to the FEW Foundation for Education and Training at FEWFETscholarship@gmail.com or wolfepatriciam@aol.com.


MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

The FEW/ Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Scholarship timeline is as follows:

  • Scholarships Application Process Opening Date: April 2, 2018
  • Scholarships Application Final Submission Date: May 14, 2018
  • Management Concepts will notify FEW of its top selections: June 1, 2018
  • FEW will begin review of the applications and notify Management Concepts of its approval: June 8, 2018
  • FEW will notify Management Concepts of the Scholarship Recipient’s acceptance or denial: June 15, 2018
  • FEW will send the Official Scholarship Notification: June 22, 2018
  • Press release and announcement of the 2018 Scholarship recipients via Management Concepts and FEW’s websites: No later than July 9, 2018
  • Award winners will be announced at the National Training Program on June 16, 2018

For more information on scholarship program criteria click here and to apply for a Leadership Scholarship click here.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  1. The FEW/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships are for FEW members and current Federal employees who have been a member for at least one year and are in good standing. In 2018, two leadership certificate program scholarships will be awarded.
  2. Nominated applicants must complete an essay between 500 and 1,000 words, discussing why the applicant believes the leadership scholarship would enhance their career. The essay must address the transformative actions applicant would bring back to their agency after completion of the program.  Additionally, the essay should tie into the 2018 theme of the FEW National Training Program – “Leaving a Legacy — 50 Years and Counting”.
  3. Applicants must submit a reference letter.
  4. Each program consists of six courses. Recipients must complete three core courses and three electives within three years of the first day of the first course attended.
  5. Most classes are held in the Washington, DC area but some classes are also provided virtually. If you are selected please note you are responsible for travel to the classes.
  6. Recipients must begin the Certificate Program within FIVE months of being awarded a scholarship.
  7. The scholarships are only valid in the name of the original recipient. They cannot be transferred.

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Additional scholarship criteria and submission procedures can be found in our National Policy and Procedures Manual (NPPM).

 

For more information and updates contact  FEW Scholarships Chair, Evette Maynard-Noel at scholarships@few.org.