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).

The competition is open to high school seniors only. 20 winners will be chosen. Each will receive a one-time award of $1,000.

2018 Scholarship Program

The scholarship application is now available.  The deadline for the scholarship is March 21, 2018.  The link below will take you to FEEA's website. (The topic for the required essay will be on the application.) 2018 NARFE-FEEA SCHOLARSHIP.

To find out more about the program and how to apply, click here to download our two page brochure (publication F-105): “A Guide to the NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program.”

Questions? Please email

To see the 2017 winners, click here. (Note: Winners are listed according the region in which they reside.) The list will appear in the December 2017 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.