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 encourage each member who meet the minimum requirements  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 the 2019 Grantham University Scholarship Opportunities – Deadline Extended to June 30, 2019

Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) Foundation for Education and Training, is once again partnering with Grantham University.  We are proud to announce a new and exciting career enhancing opportunity for FEW members, their spouses, and dependent children.

Grantham University is offering three (3) scholarships for their on-line certificate program of choice.  To name a few, certificates are offered in cyber security, business leadership, human resources, and project management.  A complete listing of certificate programs is available at www.grantham.edu.  If a certificate is not offered in your chosen career field, you may elect to receive a $5,000 scholarship to pursue other on-line courses towards your degree.  Both programs include books and resource fees.

Recognizing that everyone can’t be a scholarship recipient, Grantham continues to offer members of Federally Employed Women a discounted rate of $250 per credit hour for FEW members, their spouse, and dependents.

Tabitha Davis, Director of University Outreach, Grantham University, said, “Grantham University is both proud and excited to offer this new scholarship opportunity to the regional FEW’s affiliated students.  Grantham is pleased to partner with the Federally Employed Women’s Foundation and we support the work that FEW does for its membership community.”  Foundation President Patricia Wolfe added, “Foundation Scholarship Chair Ann Garber and I are very excited about this new scholarship opportunity for certificates in your chosen career field.”

The 2019 scholarship application period is opens April 1 and closes June 30, 2019.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/federally-employed-women-few-scholarship/ or call Grantham University at 888-477-6830.  You may also access www.fewfoundation.org for a 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 SCHOLARSHIP

Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Management Concepts are pleased to announce the opening of the Management Concepts Leadership Scholarship. The application process begins April 1, 2019 and ends May 10, 2019. In 2019, two leadership certificate program scholarships will be awarded.

To be eligible you must be a FEW member and a current Federal employee who has been a FEW member for at least one year and are in good standing.

  • 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 2019 theme of the FEW’s National Training Program – “Commemorating 50 Years of Training — Encourage, Empower, Elevate”.
  • Applicants must submit a reference letter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recipients must begin the Certificate Program within FIVE months of being awarded a scholarship.
  • The scholarships are only valid in the name of the original recipient. They cannot be transferred.

All applicants must submit a complete application package and submit it to the required address postmarked no later than May 10, 2019. All applications MUST include one self-addressed #10 envelope with current first-class postage.

MAILING INFORMATION

  • Place all of the required materials, unfolded, in the same 9” x 12” (or larger) envelope. NO FOLDING.
  • Mail the complete application package to: Management Concepts, Inc., 8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182 Attn: Michelle Clark.
  • Applicants desiring immediate confirmation of delivery should use a mailing service that provides delivery confirmation.
  • Make sure your application package is postmarked no later than May 10, 2019.

For additional information, please contact the Interim Scholarship Chair Wanda Killingsworth via email at scholarships@few.org.

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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 at scholarships@few.org.