If you’re a full- or part-time federal employee looking to advance your career by taking college courses, financial assistance maybe be available to you.
Federal employees and their family members can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 through the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA). The merit-based awards are open to civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service, as well as their children and spouses. Top candidates will each receive an additional $5,000 FEEA-NTEU scholarship.
There is a single online application, due March 27, for multiple FEEA scholarships. More than 200 scholarships are awarded each year, bringing the collective scholarship money awarded since 1986 to more than $14 million. Winners will be notified this summer.
Even if college isn’t on the horizon for you or a family member, consider contributing to FEEA to support its scholarship and emergency financial assistance programs for federal employees.