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2017 FEEA Scholarship Program


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 in scholarships 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, read our 2-page program brochure (publication F-105): "A Guide to the NARFE-FEEA Steve Bauer Scholarship Awards Program."

Members should login to NARFE to download 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

The list of 2016 scholarship winners is available on the NARFE webpage, and also appeared in the December 2016 issue of narfe magazine.


To donate to the scholarship program

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the NARFE-FEEA Steve Bauer Scholarship Awards Programchecks 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 .