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NTEU: Five fed families win scholarships

Five federal employee families are the recipients of scholarships that were announced this week, all aimed at worthy feds or their family members whose further education will be used to serve the wider community.

The scholarships—endowed by the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and managed by the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA)—each total $5,000 and are awarded in addition to further help from FEEA.

One recipient, Eniola Ayo-Gbenjo, will be attending medical school and as a doctor intends to “follow in her parents’ footsteps” and serving her community.

“I have people rooting for me as I pursue an educational journey that will allow me to influence society for the better,” Ayo-Gbenjo wrote. She added that her dad, a current fed employee with the IRS, is a crucial inspiration.  

Natalie Ibarra also received an NTEU-FEAA award. Her father—who works for Customs and Border Protection in Texas—is yet another family pillar and public service source of inspiration. She plans to further her studies at Texas A&M and go on to work in the forensic science sector of law enforcement.

Miranda “Rosie” Benford, Emily Dayhoff and Abigail R. Eli round out the remainder of this year’s NTEU-FEAA award recipients. You can read more about them on the NTEU website.

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