Volunteering With FEA


FEA relies on the generous donation of time from our supporters to review scholarship applications for each cycle. Our work would not be possible without the support of our volunteers!

The Scholarship Review Process

FEA has two application cycles per calendar year. The review process typically takes place in September-October for the Spring application cycle and February-March for the Summer, Fall, and Academic Year cycle. Each cycle consists of two rounds of application review, with a third interview round for finalist candidates. Volunteer reviewers are invited to participate in all three rounds, but we welcome reviewers who review for just one or two as well!

FEA volunteer reviewers typically spend 3-6 hours reviewing applications each round, plus 2-3 hours of training before beginning reviews.

Reviewer Training

All reviewers are required to complete two virtual training sessions and three practice reviews prior to reviewing applications. These sessions are designed to ensure that reviewers are equipped with a foundation of knowledge of FEA’s approach, rubrics, and philosophy and are able to assess applications with fairness and consistency.

Interested in volunteering to review applications? Email us for more information.