Scholarships

The FEW Scholarship Programs provide an opportunity for deserving individuals to participate in the National Training Program and for members who are looking to further their academic goals. It is an option for those who might not otherwise be able to attend the NTP or reach their educational aspirations. FEW encourages each member who meets the minimum requirements to submit an application for a scholarship.

FEW offers four scholarships annually to its members and immediate family members:

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

NTP Regular Scholarship

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A regular member of FEW for at least one year and GS12, or equivalent, 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.

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

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.

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

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.

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

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 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 inspired 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.

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. The Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship applicant must be an active FEW member and current Federal employee who is in good standing with FEW.
  2. Applicant must complete the online application, including three short-answer questions (maximum of 250 words each).
  3. Application must be submitted via FEW’s Award Force platform March 8, 2022-April 29, 2022.

Scholarship Details:

  1. In 2022, one Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship will be awarded.
  2. The Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarship consists of six courses from the list below. Recipient must complete three core courses and three electives within three years of the first day of the first course attended:
    • Core Courses (complete three)
      • Breakthrough Problem Solving
      • Engaging Leadership
      • Leadership and Management Skills for Non-Managers
      • Leadership Skills and Techniques
      • From Tactical to Strategic Thinking
      • Advanced Leadership Skills and Techniques
    • Elective Courses (complete three)
      • Communicating Strategically
      • Creativity and Innovation
      • Critical Thinking for Problem Solving
      • Navigating Change in Turbulent Times
      • Negotiation Skills
      • Strategic Planning in Federal Agencies
  1. Most classes are held in the Washington, DC area or facilitated virtually. The winner of the scholarship is responsible for any travel to the classes.
  2. Recipients must begin the first course of the Certificate Program within the same calendar year of scholarship being awarded.
  3. The scholarship is only valid in the name of the original recipient. The scholarship cannot be transferred.

Note: Additional courses may be listed on the Management Concepts website, but only the courses listed above are eligible options under the Scholarship.

Application and Notification Procedures:

  1. Applications will be accepted via Award Force from March 21, 2022 – April 29, 2022.
  2. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will not be notified when items are missing. Applications with items missing after the deadline has passed will be considered incomplete. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered or acknowledged.
  3. Applicants will be notified of their final status by June 15, 2022.

All members and family members are eligible for these FEW Scholarships.

For more information, please contact the Scholarships Chair, Naomi Bell, at scholarships@few.org.