2023 EA Month-by-Month Application Timeline

    2024 Education Awards – I want one!


    FAWCO Reps and Presidents: Please post this in your club newsletter and closed club Facebook page.


    So, you have made the decision to apply for an Education Award. Fantastic - that was the hardest part! Although the applications for the 2024 awards are not posted until the middle of October 2023, you can certainly begin gathering your educational information, transcripts and letters of recommendation now. Take the time now to also start on the two essays required.


    Here is an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to get your winning application to the selection committee.



    1. Read the general information about the Education Awards on the Foundation website www.fawcofoundation.org
    2. Choose which award category best suits your purpose. Academic Awards are for children of FAWCO members; The Dual Cultural Award is for children and grandchildren of FAWCO members. The Member Awards are for FAWCO members. Hint: If this email arrived in your inbox, you are a FAWCO member.
    3. Download the 2023 Education application for the category you have chosen. They are watermarked to avoid confusion with the 2023 application. You can use the 2023 WATERMARK application as your template and ”storage space” for the information you are gathering.

    2-3 months before the January 2024 deadline:

    1. The 2024 Education Awards and applications are now available on the Foundation website. Choose which award best suits your programs and goals. Download the respective 2024 application.
    2. Ask two individuals to write letters of recommendation for you. If letters of recommendation are not a tradition in the country where you live, please give these people an idea of what is to be included in a letter of recommendation. Let google be your friend. 
    3. Begin writing your essays in earnest.

    1 month before the January 2024 deadline:

    1. Have someone read your essay drafts. They should help edit and proofread, but NOT write the essays for you. If you do not write the essays yourself, your application will be disqualified.
    2. Finish gathering your information.

    1 week before January 2024 deadline:

    1. Finalize your essays.
    2. Check that all required information is in your application.
    3. Put the application and all required supporting material (transcripts, photo, signatures, etc.) in a WinZip file and submit to the EA Administrator, Shelly Schoeneshoefer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    In the week after the January 2024 deadline:

    1. If you have not received confirmation that your application has been received, contact Shelly Shoeneshoeffer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    If you have any questions, please contact Christine Riney, VP Programs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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