FEA’s Mimi Dash Scholarship program offers financial assistance to FEA members and their children currently enrolled in a higher education program. Twice a year, scholarships are awarded to support and encourage members pursuing educational endeavors. Eligible members and their children can submit scholarship applications by November 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester.

FEA’s Joyce E. Dawkins Memorial Scholarship for Transportation Employees is awarded to deserving students in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuing a post-secondary education. To be eligible for the Joyce E Dawkins Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be a student whose parent, grandparent or legal guardian is either currently employed or was previously employed in the Fairfax County Public Schools pupil transportation field. Submit scholarship applications by November 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester.

“I wanted to thank you for awarding me with the FEA Mimi Dash scholarships over the past several years. With your help I was able to purchase books and a laptop … I’m getting closer to my dream! I recently graduated from George Mason University with my masters degree. I begin a one year internship with Alexandria City Public Schools in August to meet the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) requirements to become a school psychologist. After the internship I look forward to working in Fairfax County Public Schools.  Again, thank you so much! I believe we all share in this success together.”   Rosemary Brient, M.A. (George Mason University, School Psychology Program)


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Contributions to the FEA Scholarship Fund are not tax deductible. Fairfax Education Association is a 501(c)6 nonqualified organization. Only union dues paid by a FEA member are deductible as a miscellaneous itemized deduction. Our members already contribute $1 of their dues each year to the scholarship fund, totaling around $4,500 annually. Money in the scholarship fund is invested wisely to increase our capacity to fund scholarships into the future. 100% of the money you donate (minus Paypal’s processing fee of 2.9% + $0.30) will be placed into our scholarship fund and used for scholarships.