Welcome to First Command Educational Foundation.

First Command Educational Foundation (FCEF) was created in 1983 to provide scholarships for military personnel and their dependents, FCEF is now a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity.  FCEF’s mission expanded in 2001 to include financial readiness training, and again in 2004 to broaden scholarship eligibility to students pursuing college and trade school degrees.

Our primary focus is on programs and resources for America’s active or veteran service members, 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.  Such community groups include high schools, scout troops, and other non-profits.


“to educate those who serve”


“empowering those who serve our Nation to make positive financial decisions through scholarships and superior financial education”

Core Values:
  • Excellence: Respond to those we serve in a manner demonstrating a desire to not only meet but exceed their needs and expectations.
    Inspiration – Continuous quality improvement; excellence is the result of striving each day to do better than the last.
  • Commitment: Establish a culture that values and encourages the highest commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
    Inspiration – Accepting ownership and involvement in FCEF’s mission and goals; the strongest force in the world is a genuine and everlasting act of commitment.
  • Resourcefulness: Encourage individual responsibility that results in broad exchanges of innovative and creative ideas aimed at achieving the mission of the organization.
    Inspiration – Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.
  • Diversity: Value and respect all people while fostering a sense of shared experience and common purpose.
    Inspiration – Strength is not only in the similarities, but also in the differences.
Board Leadership

Oversight for FCEF is provided by an independent Board of Directors.  More>>


A small staff is responsible for the day-to-day activities of FCEF.  More>>

Employment and Internship Opportunities

There are no employee or internship opportunities available at FCEF at this time. However, you are welcome to submit your resume for review.  FCEF will retain your resume for consideration for future positions and will contact you if an appropriate opportunity becomes available in the near future.

email: edufoundation@fcef.com
 fax: 817.569.2970
 mail: First Command Educational Foundation 
1 FirstComm Plaza
Fort Worth, TX  76109-4999

First Command Educational Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.