In 1987, the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA) established a scholarship program for children and grandchildren of federal employees. NARFE became a member of FEEA’s board of directors in 1997, and the following year, NARFE’s National Executive Board authorized the creation of a scholarship fund open to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of NARFE members, the NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program, supported by NARFE members and administered by FEEA. A total of $1,029,000 has been awarded to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of NARFE members (as of 2016).

In 2016, delegates at the 34th Biennial NARFE National Convention in Reno, NV, voted to name the NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program after Steve Bauer, outgoing executive director of FEEA. The resolution cited Bauer's efforts in guiding the establishment of an organization that provides a way for federal employees to help other federal employees.

The competition is open to high school seniors only. Sixty winners will be chosen. Each will receive a one-time award of $1,000.

2017 Scholarship Program

This year's program closed April 28. More than 400 students applied. Evaluations will be ongoing during May-June and results will be announced upon completion.

To find out more about the program and how to apply, CLICK HERE to download our 2-page brochure (publication F-105): "A Guide to the NARFE-FEEA Steve Bauer Scholarship Awards Program."

Questions? Please email


To see last year's winners, click here. (Note: Winners are listed according the region in which the sponsor lives.) The list appeared in the December 2016 issue of narfe magazine.


To Donate 

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Program, checks should be made payable to NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Fund and mailed to:

NARFE Scholarship Awards
c/o FEEA
1641 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

To donate by credit card, click here.

Not a NARFE member? JOIN NOW! so you can take advantage of the NARFE-FEEA Steve Bauer Scholarship Awards Program and other benefits available to NARFE members.