Scholarships for Students Who Have Lost a Parent

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.

AFP&CC Scholarship
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.

MedEvac Foundation International Children’s Scholarship
Sponsor: MedEvac Foundation International
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted into an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school who are a former dependent of an air or ground medical transport crew member or patient who lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident.

PinkRose Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: The PinkRose Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States of America and under the age of 25 who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and must be pursuing post-secondary education or certificate training.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 11, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2019. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship
Sponsor: Mississippi State Office of Financial Aid
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at the undergraduate level at any state-supported (public) college or university in Mississippi. Applicant must be a certified dependent child (under the age of 23) or spouse of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, full-time firefighter or volunteer firefighter who suffered fatal injuries or wounds or became permanently and totally disabled which occurred in the performance of the official and appointed duties of his or her office.

Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Huntley Wealth Insurance Services
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have lost at least one parent and that parent either had no life insurance or were underinsured. Applicant must submit an article or video sharing their story about their loss and how it financially impacted their life.

Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship
Sponsor: Kids’ Chance of Washington
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2018
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.

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