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.

Robert J. Trace Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion – Department of Pennsylvania
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2018
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.

Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship
Sponsor: Kids’ Chance of Washington
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 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.

CFA Institute 11 September Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: CFA Institute
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were dependent children, spouses or domestic partners on September 11, 2001 of those person who died or were permanently disabled as a direct result of the September 11th attacks. Applicant must be planning to enroll or already enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university and studying finance, economics, accounting, or business ethics.

Mesothelioma Guide Scholarship
Sponsor: Mesothelioma Guide
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be enrolled in the fall 2018 semester. Applicant must have been affected by mesothelioma (seen a loved one fight mesothelioma, lost a loved one to mesothelioma, battled mesothelioma themselves or otherwise been affected by mesothelioma).

NLEAFCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate who are dependent children, stepchildren, or legally adopted children of an eligible law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or totally and permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation
Amount: $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: July 1, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen who are children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Dependent Children Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Tennessee residents who are dependent children of Tennessee law enforcement officers, firemen, or an emergency medical service technicians who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate student at a Tennessee institution of higher education.

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.

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