First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to improving financial readiness through education and scholarship opportunities. FCEF has been providing its services since 1983.

FCEF’s primary focus is on programs and resources for America’s military servicemembers and civilian federal employees, and their families. Our services also extend to schools and community organizations who share the values and aspirations of our core constituents.

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2019 Dallas T. Lower Award

Applications for the 2019 Dallas T. Lower Award will be accepted from November 1, 2019 to November 29, 2019.


First Command Field Advisors – FCEF is offering one $1,000 reimbursement to a First Command Financial Services (FCFS) Field Advisor who has received a professional designation or passed any college courses in the past 24 months.

First Command Field Support Staff Members – FCEF is offering two $500 reimbursements to FCFS Field Support Staff Members to pursue professional licenses or certifications such as Licensed Associate or Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), or has attended or is attending any college courses.

Click here to visit the Dallas T. Lower Endowment/Award web page for more information and the application for this scholarship.

A huge “THANK YOU” to those who participated in our 12th Annual “Chip-in” for Education Golf Classic!!!!

This year’s golf tournament was a great success!  We raised just over $65,000 for local scholarships and the weather was wonderful.

The 13th Annual Golf Tournament will take place Friday, September 25, 2020.

For more information about our annual golf classic, click here to visit our Special Events page.

Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test

First Command Financial Service’s research findings on the financial readiness of career military families are featured in a national news story by Financial Advisor Magazine. Titled “Military Families Fall Behind In Financial Readiness Test,” the article features results of the sixth annual financial readiness test and survey recently conducted through the First Command Financial Behaviors Index® and in partnership with First Command Educational Foundation. This story emphasizes the importance of financial knowledge and understanding as military families prepare for the Blended Retirement System. The article is available here.


FCEF Event Calendar

Click here to view the FCEF Event Calendar.  This calendar includes financial readiness presentations being conducted nationwide, official staff visits, board of directors meetings, fundraising events, and other scheduled items. For more information about our financial presentations, or to schedule a presentation in your area, please contact FCEF at or 817-569-2940.