Federally Employed Women (FEW) Scholarship

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is partnering with Grantham University to award one FEW member a full scholarship* toward either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University. The scholarship is valued up to $39,471, and covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software and fees. Scholarship value depends on the degree selected and credits transferred.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Membership in good standing or be the spouse or dependent child of an active FEW Member.
  • Complete an essay on the topic “Why I should be awarded a FEW Foundation Scholarship.”
  • This essay should be between 500-1000 words not to exceed 3 pages long, double-spaced format using Times New Roman 12-point font with one-inch margins on all four sides. The essay should address your financial need, your educational interests and how the degree will help meet your training objectives and career goals. FEW members must also indicate your length of membership, FEW commitment and participation, community involvement and your plans for continued involvement in the organization and references.
  • All applicants must meet Grantham University’s academic and admissions policies.  Please review these policies at grantham.edu/online-college-admissions/requirements/.
  • Applicants must meet any special program admissions requirements.
  • The Scholarship Recipient must begin studies at Grantham University within six months of being awarded the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship is only valid in the name of the original recipient.  It cannot be transferred.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Scholarship Recipient must maintain good academic standing.
  • The Scholarship Recipient must remain continuously enrolled as defined in the University Catalog.

The Scholarship donated to FEW provides an opportunity for the recipient to obtain a degree. It does not guarantee degree completion. The recipient must comply with all University policies; i.e., admissions requirements and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Grantham University will make three attempts to award the Scholarship. If the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place candidates decline the scholarship, Grantham will not award the scholarship for that current year.

The Scholarship Application Process begins July 20, 2016 and ends January 15, 2017. The Scholarship Recipient will be notified by February 6, 2017 by a member of the FEW Foundation. A Press Release and Announcement of the 2016 Scholarship Recipient will be posted on February 27, 2017 on Grantham University’s website at grantham.edu and at FEWfoundation.org, the website for the FEW Foundation for Education and Training. For all other scholarship information and updates, please visit grantham.edu/federally-employed-women-few-scholarship.

*As defined in the Grantham University Catalog.

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