Blacks In Government 37 th Annual National Training Institute

Theme:  BIG – Connect, Communicate, Collaborate - Advance!

August 24-27, 2015

Hilton Orlando 

Hilton Orlando 
6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, Florida  32819

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Blacks In Government (BIG)-Federal Employee & Education Assistance (FEEA) Scholarship Season is Open

Blacks In Government (BIG)-Federal Employee & Education Assistance (FEEA)'s 2015-16 scholarship season is now open! PLEASE NOTE: THE MAIN PORTION OF THE 2015 APPLICATION WILL BE COMPLETED ONLINE.

Students will still need to mail in supporting documents (i.e. essay, recommendation letter, list of awards/extra-curricular activities/community service, transcript, and sponsoring employee's SF-50).

All applicants must submit a complete application package postmarked no later than March 27, 2015.

The online application form is also for FEEA's general scholarship program; therefore, the BIG applicants must apply on FEEA's website: http://www.feea.org/programs/scholarships.

Make sure students print the confirmation email to send with their supporting documentation.  

For more information about the BIG-FEEA Scholarship, contact Dr Vera McKethan at bigprograms2000@aol.com or 334-312-1275.

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Blacks In Government
(BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general type of employment problems.

Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.


1. To be an advocate of equal opportunity for Blacks in government.

2. To eliminate practices of racism and racial discrimination against Blacks in government.

3. To promote professionalism among Blacks in government.

4. To develop and promote programs which will enhance ethnic pride and educational opportunities for Blacks in government.

5.To establish a mechanism for gathering and disseminating information for Blacks in government.

6. To provide a nonpartisan platform on major issues of local, regional and national significance that affect Blacks in government.

                                    BIG PURPOSE 

An advocate of equal opportunity and professional development for Black government employees at the Local, State and Federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.

                                       BIG VISION

Member focused, world class enterprise, recognized for excellence.

                                                           BIG MISSION

Enable all present and future Black employees in Local, State, and Federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy.

                              BIG GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1. Be Accountable

2. Commit to Excellence

3. Act with Integrity

4. Take Responsibility

5. Work As A Team

6. Remain Loyal and Dedicated