Losing a parent is difficult. It can cause emotional and financial stress for a family. To help students who have experienced loss, there are scholarships available for students who have lost a parent.
All-Star College Scholarship
Sponsor: UMPS Care Charities
Amount: Up to $5,000 every semester (for a four-year institution)
May 14, 2021 – extended to May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen under the age of 20 who have been adopted at or after the age of thirteen.
Legacy Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Collegiate Cancer Foundation
Closing Date: May 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are 18-35 and have lost a parent or guardian to cancer. An exception will be made if you are 17 years of age and entering college in the fall of 2021.
Brent P. Poor Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: $1,000 per semester for 8 consecutive semesters
Closing Date: May 25, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolling/enrolled as a full-time college student in Louisiana or Texas. Applicant must be a child of a widow/widower who has never remarried.
Encore Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Encore Protection
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited college or university. Applicant must be the victim of a drunk driving accident or the child, dependent or spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident.
Robert J. Trace Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students 15 to 18 years of age who reside within the state of Pennsylvania. Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire, decease Pennsylvania Legionnaire, or a child of a Pennsylvania soldier who was killed as a result of the war on terrorism.
Breathing For Tomorrow Lung Cancer Scholarship
Sponsor: Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how losing a loved one to lung cancer has affected their life.
Sponsor: Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund
Closing Date: Ongoing
Description: Scholarships are awarded children of members of Camden County’s public safety personnel who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The amount of this scholarship shall include books, required scholastic fees and a sum for tuition equal to the highest tuition charged by New Jersey State Colleges to be determined annually.
Sponsor: American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens
Amount: Up to $1,000 per year for up to four years
Closing Date: No deadline
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are the surviving son or daughter of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
American Police Hall of Fame Educational Scholarship
Sponsor: American Police Hall of Fame
Amount: $1,000 per year for up to four years
Closing Date: No Deadline
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are a surviving son or daughter of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.
Educational Benefits for Children of Deceased Veterans and Others
Sponsor: Delaware Department of Education
Amount: Tuition and fees at your college (see website for specific details)
Closing Date: Completed application is due 6-8 weeks before classes begin
Description: Program is open to residents of the state of Delaware between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age whose parent was a resident of Delaware at the time of death or declaration of mission in action or prisoner of war status.
LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. | Macy’s
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: Rolling
Description: Scholarship is open to students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire. Applicant must be a resident of California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, or Texas and enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA