2016-2017 Awards Summary

Fourteen new applicants were awarded $20,900, and 19 renewal applicants were awarded $31,500.00.

To find out if you were given an award, check the list for new applications or renewal applications. If you received an award, you must follow the instructions for recipients before money will be disbursed.

2015-2016 Awards Summary

Ten new applicants were awarded $16,000, and 21 renewal applicants were awarded $35,751.46.

2014-15 Awards Announced

Updated April 3, 2016: Five (5) new applicants were awarded $10,900. Twenty-three (23) renewal applicants received $37,650.

The 2014-5 awards for the new applicants and the renewal applicants are now posted. You will need your FEF ID to look up your award. Those receiving awards should immediately read the instructions to applicants to facilitate disbursement.

Many deserving applicants did not receive awards due to lack of funds.

If you have received an award and you decide that you do not want it or need it, please contact FEF so that the award can be distributed to another applicant.

FEF Cannot Offer Feedback on Your Application

An applicant who did not receive an award wrote asking for feedback:

Would you happen to be able to offer me any suggestions as to how I can improve my application for other scholarship contests or if I decide to reapply next year? I would appreciate any constructive criticism you may have.

The FEF secretary’s response:

I’m not part of the review committee, and I did not evaluate the applications. Time does not permit me to answer your question in the manner it deserves.

Let me just say that the review process has an element of subjectivity. Other people may have reviewed the applications and determined that yours deserved an award. Sometimes the review committee sees too many of one type of academic program and prefers another.

Finally, it is FEF’s policy not to disclose the contents of recommendation letters to applicants.

One thing which I should have added in my response. Everybody who submits the application should read the Frequently Asked Questions document. There are some good tips for making a better application.