The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEFCF) is glad to invite applications for the NLEFCF General Scholarship Program. This scholarship announcement is exclusively intended to children of law enforcement officers or firefighters lost in the line of duty or permanently disabled in the line of duty. All candidates must be enrolled as full-time students who are pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree, or Certificate at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational institution in the U.S.
The winners will receive a maximum award of $5,000. The scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four years).
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in any field.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Applicants must be 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.
- The applicant must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter.
- An applicant who is an adopted child must have been adopted by the eligible officer or firefighter 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 officer or firefighter’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 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 NLEAFCF officers and employees, and members of their immediate families are not eligible to apply.
Only the United States citizens are invited to apply.
Please download and complete the application form at the link below.
1 July on annual basis.