One component of the New Hampshire Federal Executive Association's (NHFEA) mission is its presentation of annual scholarships. Each year, NHFEA presents Eugene L. Ochocki college scholarships to federal employees and/or their spouses and family members.  At least one scholarship is annually awarded to a federal employee, in addition to any other scholarships that are awarded to a federal employee spouse and/or dependent child.  Information for submitting an application for the 2014 NHFEA scholarships will be going out to agencies very soon.  Download the Scholarship information at the bottom of this page to apply today! Please contact Kathi Hatch, President, for more information about the NHFEA Scholarship Program.


The NHFEA is pleased to continue its partnership with Grantham University, a 60-year-old institution that delivers accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world.  The NHFEA partnership with Grantham University allows the NHFEA to offer a fully-funded scholarship to a federal employee, spouse, or dependent child of a federal employees. Contact Kathi Hatch, President, at 603-433-0508 for more information.


The Grantham Scholarship is in addition to the NHFEA's traditional scholarship program.  Even though there were no applicants for the 2013 scholarship, one will be offered in 2014.


Mr. Ochocki was a former Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Manchester, NH, and a former President of the NHFEA. It was his vision that lead to the NHFEA expanding beyond the awards to include scholarships being presented during Public Service Recognition Week.  The scholarships are named in his honor.  In addition, one special scholarship is given to a federal employee through Mr. Ochocki's continuing generosity to the New Hampshire Federal Executive Association.


The 2013 recipients were:

  • Devon West Coates, child of IRS employee - $750
  • Arielle Keller, child of IRS employee - $750
  • Andrew Hederman, child of U. S. Attorney's Office employee - $500
  • Lorraine Lebrun, child of Veteran's Affairs employee - $500
  • Taylor Morrow, child of Housing and Urban Development employee - $500
  • Megan Boria-Meyer, child of National Passport Center employee - $250
  • Emma Rhodes, child of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard employee - $250


The winner of the Eugene Ochocki $250 Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Danielle J. Shuler, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Berlin, NH


Criteria:   Applicants were required to be federal employees who have worked at least three (3) years for the federal government and presently work in the state of New Hampshire or at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; or, are spouses of such federal employees; or, are dependent children of such federal employees.  In addition, scholarship applicants are judged on academic work completed; leadership in school; on the job, or in the community, and an essay.  Applicants successfully submitted the following in order to be considered:


1.  Letter of acceptance or letter from registrar showing current enrollment;
2.  A copy of the most current high school or college transcript (a copy is aceptable);
3.  On a separate sheet, list the leadership experiences gained from school, on the job, and/or in the community; and,
4.  Write an essay of 200 words or less on the subject, "How my academic major can be applied to jobs in the public sector."


Please note the essays were judged on presentation and content, as well.

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We raise funds for our scholarships through a variety of outings. We will be going to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game in July 19, 2014, at Manchester Stadium.  The Fisher Cats will be playing against the Portland Sea Dogs.  Federal employees will also be recognized at some point during the game.  You or a family member could be one of the attendees to throw out a first pitch!  Contact Jessica O'Meara for all the details and tickets!


We are also in the planning stages for our annual golf outing for later in the year. Bookmark the Activities page for more details about outings as they develop! We'd love to meet you at one of our activities.


If you would like to make a voluntary donation to the NHFEA Scholarship fund, please make your check payable to NHFEA and send it to NHFEA, P. O. Box 316, Portsmouth, NH 03802-0316. If you would like a receipt, please include an addressed, stamped envelope and one will be returned to you. Pursuant to IRS code requirements for substantiation of charitable contributions, the NHFEA provided no goods or services in return for this voluntary donation.


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2014 Grantham University Scholarship Application offered through NHFEA
2014 Grantham University Scholarship Application as offered through the New Hampshire Federal Executive Association
2014 NHFEA GRANTHAM Application.doc
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NHFEA 2014 Scholarship Application
2014 New Hampshire Federal Executive Association Scholarship Application
2014 FEA Scholarship Application.doc
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New Hampshire Federal Executive Association

P. O. Box 316

Portmouth, NH  03802-0316

Dun & Bradstreet 96-665-5693