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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 will run February 1 - April 28. New this year is the online-only application and submission process. To find out more about the program and how to apply, CLICK HERE to read our 2-page program brochure (publication F-105): "A Guide to the NARFE-FEEA Steve Bauer Scholarship Awards Program."

CLICK HERE for the scholarship application. (The topic for the required essay will be on the application.) We recommend that applicants print out a copy of the application before starting on it so they can gather all required materials in advance.

Questions? Please email

 To see the list of 2016 scholarship winners, please 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, call 800-323-4140 or 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.


National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association)
606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

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