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.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Sponsor: The American Legion
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to children of fallen post-9/11 service members, and VA-rated, post-9/11 veterans with a disability of 50 percent or higher. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or current college student.

Army Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Army Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to sons, daughters, or spouses of regular active duty, active duty Reserve, or active duty National Guard U.S. Army members in good standing, OR sons or daughters of former U.S. Army members who received an honorable discharge or medical discharge, or who were killed while serving in the U.S. Army. Applicant must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered undergraduate student.

Wunderglob Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gloria Borges Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have lost a parent to colorectal cancer.

Rexanna’s Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Rexanna’s Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 17, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have personally been impacted by cancer or had a form of cancer.

Foster Care to Success Scholarships
Sponsor: Foster Care to Success
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: March 31, 2020extended to April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; or have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; or have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted. Applicant must be under the age of 25 and have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college for undergraduate study.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for non-traditional students, parents, nursing majors, education majors, and Film/Television/Cinema/Theater majors.

All-Star College Scholarship
Sponsor: UMPS Care Charities
Amount: Up to $5,000 every semester (for a four-year institution)
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen under the age of 20 who have been adopted at or after the age of thirteen.

Families of Freedom Scholarship
Sponsor: Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel, that were involved in the rescue efforts. Applicant must be an incoming or current college student.

Encore Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Encore Protection
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
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.

Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be enrolled in the fall. Applicant must have had a parent or guardian who has passed away due alcohol, drug, or prescription drug abuse.

Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship
Sponsor: Kids’ Chance of Washington
Amount: Varies
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.

ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: ICMA-RC
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are children or spouses of deceased public employees who died in service to their community.

Death/Disability Scholarships
Sponsor: Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund
Amount: Varies
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.

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