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.

Encore Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Encore Protection
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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
Amount: $500
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Freedom of Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award
Sponsor: Black Skeptics Los Angeles | Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who live in the U.S. , who identify as atheist, agnostic, humanist and/or secular, and are accepted into a two or four-year college. Preference is given to students of color (Black/African American, Latino(a), Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American). Students who are (or have been) in foster care, homeless, undocumented and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

Global First Responders Scholarship
Sponsor: First Responders Children’s Foundation
Amount: $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to children of law enforcement officers or firefighters who either died or became permanent disabled in the line of duty who is a graduating high school senior/incoming college freshmen. Preference for this award will be given to an eligible student who is from or resides and attends school in the New York Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

NLEAFCF General Scholarship
Sponsor: National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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: August 2, 2019
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.

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship
Sponsor: Mississippi State Office of Financial Aid
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
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.

Regis L. Mullen Accident Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: Mullen & Mullen
Amount: $2,500
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.

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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