First Responder Scholarships

First responders are designated and trained to respond to emergency situations. They do their best to keep the public safe. Public responders include police officers, sheriff deputies, firefighters, and EMS personnel. If you are a first responder or a child of a first responder, there are scholarships for you.

Warrior’s Legacy Scholarship
Sponsor: Federal Resources
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have a parent/guardian with proper service certification (police, EMT, paramedic, fire fighter, military).

ISAC Grant Programs
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 15, 2021
Description: Grants are open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled at least half-time at an ISAC-approved Illinois two- or four-year college. There is a grant available to dependents of police or fire officers and dependents of correctional officers. This deadline is only for summer term consideration.

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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