FEEA distributes nearly half a million dollars each year via awards ranging from $500 - $2,500, with an average award of $1000. Up to seven students also receive additional awards worth $5,000 each via the FEEA-NTEU program. More than 400 students received scholarships last year, including 32 civilian federal employees pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees. Lists of the 2012-13 winners may be viewed by region or agency.
Eligible applicants are civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of service, and their dependents. Dependent applicants (spouse or child) must be full-time students in an accredited degree program and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Employee applicants must meet the same academic criteria, however they may be part-time students. Additional qualifications are discussed in the Scholarships section of FEEA's website.
FEEA also administers scholarship programs for more than a dozen membership organizations, including several employee unions and management associations. Most offer entry to both an organization-sponsored contest and the general FEEA competition with a single application. More information and special applications are available online.