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.

Eligibility Requirements
  • 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 a minimum of 500 words and no longer than 1000 words or three pages long. Double-spaced format using Times New Roman 12-point font with one-inch margins on all four sides. Essay should address your:
    • financial need
    • educational interest
    • how the degree will help meet your training objectives and career goals.
  • FEW members should also indicate your:
    • length of membership
    • FEW commitment and participation
    • community involvement
    • continued involvement in the organization
    • references.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, preferably from a chapter president, regional manager, community leader and/or supervisor.
  • All applicants must meet Grantham University’s academic and admissions policies. Please review these policies at grantham.edu/online-college-admissions/#tab-get-started.
  • Applicants must meet any special program admissions requirements.
  • Scholarship recipient must begin studies at Grantham University within 6 months of being awarded the scholarship.
  • The Scholarship is only valid in the name of the original recipient. It cannot be transferred.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Continuing Eligibility Requirements

The Scholarship recipient must maintain as follows:

  • The Scholarship recipient must remain continuously enrolled as defined in the University Catalog — no repetitive withdraws and re-enrollment within 90 calendar days.
  • The Scholarship recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined in the University Catalog – CGPA of 2.0 or higher for undergraduate work, 3.0 or higher for graduate work.
  • The Scholarship recipient must maintain academic integrity and avoid any university disciplinary action.

The scholarship provided 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 first-, second- and third-place candidates decline the scholarship, Grantham will not award the scholarship for that current year.

The scholarship application process begins January 2, 2018 and ends April 1, 2018. The scholarship recipient will be notified prior to the National Training Program by a member of the FEW Foundation. A news release and announcement of the 2018 scholarship recipient will be posted 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.