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 meet the minimum requirements to submit an application for a scholarship.

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

The submission period for Scholarship applications is closed.

The submission period for Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program is open until May 21, 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Program Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
1. The FEW/MC 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 2021, one leadership certificate program scholarship 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 the applicant would bring back to their agency after completion of the program. Additionally, the essay should tie into the 2021 theme of the FEW National Training Program – “Soaring to New Heights”.

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 (CCL courses also eligible for enrollment).

5. Most classes are held in the Washington, DC area or 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.

APPLICATION AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
a. Application by mail: All applicants must submit a complete application package and mail it to the required address postmarked no later than May 21, 2021.
b. Electronic application: All applicants must submit a complete application package and email all required documents in the same email to the designated email address no later than May 21, 2021.

1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application package is complete and on time. 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.

2. Acknowledgement receipts will be emailed to eligible applicants who submit a complete application by the deadline. Processing and emailing of receipts may take 3-4 weeks after the deadline, due to the volume of applications received. Applicants desiring earlier confirmation of delivery should use a mailing service that provides delivery confirmation.

3. Applicants will be notified of their final status by June 18, 2021. Please be aware that the scholarship committees make every effort to deliberate and provide final results prior to the National Training Program (NTP); however, unavoidable delays do sometimes occur.

4. MAILING INFORMATION
a. Place all of the required materials, unfolded, in the same 9” x 12” (or larger) envelope.
b. Mail the complete application package to: Management Concepts, Inc., 8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182 Attn: Michelle Clark
c. Applicants desiring immediate confirmation of delivery should use a mailing service that provides delivery confirmation.
d. Make sure your application package is postmarked no later than May 21, 2021.

5.  APPLICATION FORM

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

2020 Awards & Scholarship Winners

Federally Employed Women salute the 2020 Awards and Scholarship winners for their commitment to excellence and the advancement of women in training. Congratulations on demonstrating the fortitude and dedication to win an illustrious FEW Award. You did it!

SCHOLARSHIPS

NTP REGULAR SCHOLARSHIP:
Quiana Enang, Mid-Atlantic Region

COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP FAMILY MEMBER:
Jenna Dufresne (daughter of Tamara Dufresne) – Great Lakes Region
Lilleana Watson (daughter of Tonya Watson) – DC Metro Region

DAISY FIELDS COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP:
Michelle Thompson – Southeast Region

MILITARY MERITORIOUS SERVICE:
Lieutenant Commander Margaret Brown – United States Coast Guard
Staff Sergeant Deandre Edwards – United States Air Force
Sergeant First Class Michelle Johnson – United States Army
Lieutenant Colonel Naomi Johnson – United States Army
Lieutenant Commander Lindsay Seniuk – United States Coast Guard
Lieutenant Colonel Jocelyn Smith – United States Air Force

FEW Foundation for Education and Training – Scholarship:
Charlotte Becker – Southeast Region

Management Concepts Inc.- The Leadership Certificate Program:
Anita Gonzales-Evans – DC Metro Region

Paulena Blalock – – Mid-Continent Region

FEW Foundation for Education and Training – Grantham University Scholarship
Vicki Smith – Pacific Northwest Region
Cherelle Hines – Great Lakes Region

AWARDS

BARBARA BOARDMAN TENANT
Pamela Hall-Richards – DC Metro Region

ALLIE LATIMER
Linda Patrick – Mid-Atlantic Region

CHAMPION OF DIVERSITY
Dr. Ramona Armijo – Western Region

FEDERAL DEPARTMENT/AGENCY
United States Bureau of Reclamation

REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
DC Metro Region

PRIVATE SECTOR
Ann Vanderslice – Retirement Planning Strategies

HELEN R. DUDLEY OVERALL CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Maryland Tri-County Chapter – Mid-Atlantic Region

CHAPTER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

NEWSLETTER: Derby City Chapter – Southeast Region
BEST PROGRAMS: Derby City Chapter – Southeast Region
FUNDRAISER: High Plains Chapter – Rocky Mountain Region
MEMBERSHIP: North Alabama Chapter – Southeast Region
SPECIAL PROJECT: Central Arkansas Chapter – Southwest Region
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Southern Gold Coast Chapter – Western Region

FEW PRESIDENT AWARDS:
Jeri Peterson – Rocky Mountain Region
Connie Coleman-Lacadie – Pacific Northwest Region
Gloria Sherman – Mid-Continent Region

NATIONAL UNSUNG SHERO AWARD:
Shannon Mahan – Rocky Mountain Region