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.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans United Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to a surviving spouse or a surviving child of a deceased service member or Veteran of the U.S. Military who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the spring semester of 2021.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Support Awards
Sponsor: Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2021
Description: Award is open to low-income women who are at least 17 years of age and a mother with minor children. Applicant must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate, associate’s degree, first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2022. 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, 2021
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.

Breathing For Tomorrow Lung Cancer Scholarship
Sponsor: Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how losing a loved one to lung cancer has affected their life.

Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship
Sponsor: John Foy & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have been affected by leukemia, either by being diagnosed themselves or someone they loved being diagnosed with leukemia. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or is an incoming freshmen at an accredited institution in the United States.

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.

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

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