Federally Employed Women (FEW) Scholarship

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is partnering with Grantham University to award three FEW members a Certificate scholarship or three $5000 scholarships toward either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University. 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 scholarships provided to FEW provides an opportunity for the recipient to obtain a degree. The recipient must comply with all University policies (i.e., admissions requirements and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)).

The scholarship recipient will be notified by June 30, 2021 by a member of the FEW Foundation. A press release and announcement of the 2021 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 by July 15, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision via email approximately 30 days after the scholarship application deadline. Following receipt of the Scholarship Committee’s decision, the chosen recipient must respond to the Committee within 30 days indicating his or her intent to accept the scholarship. Should the chosen recipient fail to timely respond to the Committee, the scholarship will be awarded to the next highest qualifying applicant.

Grantham University will make three attempts to award the scholarships. If the first-, second- and third-place candidates decline the scholarships, Grantham will not award the scholarships for that current year.

As a condition of accepting the scholarship, each applicant will be asked to grant permission to Grantham University to release information contained in the scholarship application to the news media in the event that he or she is awarded this scholarship. Additionally, the scholarship recipients must provide a biography and photo for use by Grantham University.

*As defined in the Grantham University Catalog.