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General Scholarship

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Childrens Foundation

General scholarships provide an award for a single academic year. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year. The applicant must the child (biological, adopted or step-child) of a first responder. An applicant who is the child of a deceased first responder, must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible first responder. An applicant who is an adopted child must have been adopted by the eligible first responder prior to, or the adoption process must have begun prior to, the date of the death or total and permanent disability. An applicant who is a stepchild must have been listed as a dependent on the eligible first responder’s federal and state income tax returns in the income tax years immediately prior to the death or total and permanent disability. Candidates must be pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational institution in the United States that participates in the federal financial aid programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education. Candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student during the entire academic year. Candidate must maintain a 2.7 out of a 4.0 grade point average, or the equivalent as documented by the Office of the Registrar at the academic institution. Sign Up to Start Applying
Deadline May 31, 2023
Frequency4 years
Number of Awards Granted1

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