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.
Dependent Children Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
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.
Kids Chance of Michigan Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kids Chance of Michigan
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are residents of Michigan and have had a parent who sustained a catastrophic injury or fatality in a Michigan work related accident covered by workers’ compensation.
Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship
Sponsor: Mississippi State Office of Financial Aid
Closing Date: September 15, 2020
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.
ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
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.
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.