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.

Peace Officer Scholarship
Sponsor: Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas Peace Officers pursing an academic degree. Applicant must be majoring in Criminal Justice or related field and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

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.

Public Service College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who work in public service. This includes federal, state, and local government employees, police officers and firefighters, active military, reserves, and veterans, public school teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

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.

Gamewardens Scholarships
Sponsor: Gamewardens Association Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to sons, daughters, and grandchildren of a Gamewarden.

Law Enforcement Family Member Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Fales & Fales, P.A.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled at either an accredited law school or accredited university. The student must have a family member (such as a parent, spouse, or sibling) who is or was an active member of law enforcement, including reserve officers and retired, deceased or disabled officers.

Longworth Law Firm Scholarship
Sponsor: Longworth Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to enrolled and accepted college students. Applicant must share why it is important to provide affordable family law services to military, law enforcement, and other first responders.

Tampa Car Accident Lawyers Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: F&H Law Group, P.A.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on why it is important to provide affordable legal services to military, law enforcement, and other first responders.

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.

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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