The Federal Community provides a large number of scholarship programs, leadership opportunities, and internships. Several hundred thousand people take part in these programs every year! Beyond the experiences & skills that are built as part of these opportunities, some programs provide financial support and/or status categories for those pursuing Federal employment. Learn more about each program by clicking on the links below.
DEPARTMENT OR AGENCY SPECIFIC
*= Upon the successful completion of the program or term of service, the participant is provided with Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status, Hiring Preference Points, or is categorized as being a part of a Federal Special Hiring Authority (SHA). The exact benefits & associated requirements for each program may vary; check the program website for more details.
+= Upon the successful completion of the program or term of service, the participant is provided with a scholarship, a lump sum forgiven with future service, or payment which can be used for student loans. Some educational institutions will provide an additional incentive match for choosing a program and/or their college/university. The exact benefits & associated requirements for each program may vary; check the program website for more details.
More info on Special Hiring Authorities:
OPM Code of Federal Hiring Regulations: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=aebca61862e022b41d5c463067e2bdff&rgn=div5&view=text&node=5:126.96.36.199.39&idno=5#sp5.1.315.f
USAJobs Special Hiring Authorities: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/special-authorities
USAJobs – Explore Hiring Paths: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help
SFFEB’s March 2021 Multi-Agency Job Fair – Presentations from Organizations associated with Special Hiring Authorities