The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund has provided more than $14 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students since 1986.  Annually, about 300 merit-based awards are offered ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  The majority of awards are for undergraduates but awards are available for graduate study. 

Eligibility:

  • Children or legal dependents under the age of 25 of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal employees.  Blacks in Government (BIG) federal employee members may also sponsor a grandchild. 
  • Spouses of full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
  • Full- or part-time permanent civilian federal or postal employees.
  • Children or grandchildren of members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).
  • Federal employees, either applying directly or as a sponsor, must be employed with the federal government for more than three years as of the scholarship application deadline.
  • Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted GPA
     

More details available for individual scholarship requirements on fellowship website.