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.
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.
Jeanne E. Bray Memorial Scholarship Awards Program
Sponsor: National Rifle Association (NRA)
Amount: Up to $5,000 for a maximum of four years
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current adult or junior members of the NRA and the son or daughter of current peace officer who is a member of the NRA, deceased full-time peace officer who lost life in performance of assigned duties and was a member of the NRA, a retired peace officer who was a member of the NRA, or peace officer who was disabled as a result of a line of duty incident who is a member of the NRA.
Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Sponsor: The Coast Guard Foundation
Closing Date: December 24, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to unmarried dependent children of enlisted and commissioned men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard who lost their lives in Coast Guard land, air, or sea operations. Applicant must be a college bound high school senior entering an accredited college or technical school for fall semester or a full-time undergraduate student already enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or technical school for the fall semester of this year.
Rezvan Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rezvan Foundation
Amount: Up to $100,000 over four years
Closing Date: January 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are California residents and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must be an adopted minor, a minor in foster care, or has one or more parent who has passed away.
Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Kelly Lynn Lutz Foundation
Closing Date: January 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Kansas and Missouri who have lost at least one parent (biological or non) to cancer before the age of 22. Applicant must have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science.
MaryEllen Locher Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: MaryEllen Locher Foundation
Closing Date: January 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who live within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Applicant must have lost a parent to breast cancer or complications relating from the disease or have a parent who has survived breast cancer.
Regis L. Mullen Accident Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Mullen & Mullen
Closing Date: March 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students already attending college (undergraduate or graduate) who reside in the U.S. and who lost a family member or whose family member they depend on was seriously injured due to another’s negligence. It is also open to a student who were injured or debilitated in an accident or injury caused by someone else and needs assistance to pay for school.
SFM Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: SFM Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in Minnesota and Iowa who are a dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment in their state.
Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship
Sponsor: Kids’ Chance of Washington
Closing Date: June 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to spouses or children of injured Washington workers whose injury, while at work in Washington State, resulted in a permanent inability to work or death. Scholarship is available for college undergraduates, technical school students, high school students participating in a Running Start program, or other accredited school.
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.