First Responders Children’s Foundation awards an annual scholarship for the US citizens who are currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate program within the United States. Preference will be there to first responder parents who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. Maximum $6,250 will be granted to the winning applicants. The annual deadline is 31 June.
For the past 20 years, First Responders Children’s Foundation has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to hundreds of children of first responders. First priority is given to applicants with first responder parents who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
Awards are based on financial need, academic merit, and achievements such as demonstrated leadership, excellence in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The number of scholarships awarded varies from year to year. Scholarships may be renewed annually up to a maximum of four years of undergraduate work depending on the availability of funds, the applicant’s financial need, and the recipient’s academic record.
Scholarships provide a maximum award of $6,250 for a single academic year.
Level and Area of Studies
Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate program in any field.
Place of study
At any accredited institution in the United States.
Eligibility and Requirement
- The applicant must be the child of a first responder (biological, adopted, or step-child).
- 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.
- Candidate must be making satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their program as defined and documented by the academic institution.
- Candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States attending school in the United States.
- Current First Responders Children’s Foundation officers and employees and members of their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
The detail instruction of application process can be learnt at the link below.
31 June every year.