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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FEW’s Awards and Scholarships Program Opening season is scheduled for March 7th – April 7th.
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Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Management Concepts are pleased to announce the opening season of the 2017 National Training Program (NTP) FEW/Management Concepts Leadership Certificate Scholarships Program.

MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP


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”. This essay should be no longer than two double-spaced pages.
  • Be pursuing your first Undergraduate Degree of 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 preferably from a Chapter President, Regional Manager, community leader and/or supervisor.
  • Must not have been a 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, the recipient has one year to actualize the use of the scholarship.

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 (active officer, committee chair or member participating in meetings, programs, etc., of a Chapter who actively supports or participates in FEW activities) FEW member.
  •  Individual must be a high school senior or attending an accredited two- or four-year university to apply and be seeking his/her first Under Graduate degree. Attach a certified copy of your high school or college transcript.
  • Individual must be in good academic standing with current high school. Her/his grade point average must be 2.50 or higher.
  • Individual must provide at least three letters of recommendation from high school principal, high school teacher, guidance counselor, college professor or community leader of which individual is actively involved in a program (girl or boy scouts, mentor or tutor program, etc.) to assist others.
  • 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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MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS

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

  • Scholarship Application Opening Date: April 3, 2017
  • Scholarship Application Closing Date: May 8, 2017
  • FEW/ Management Concepts Official Scholarship Certificate notifications and confirmations: June 23, 2017
  • Winners announced at the 48th NTP Awards Ceremony: July 18, 2017

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 2017, 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 2017 theme of the FEW National Training Program – “Investing in Our Future”.
  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, Linda Patrick at scholarships@few.org.