This grant program is for dependents and spouses of: California peace officers (Highway Patrol, marshals, sheriffs, police officers); Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority employees; and permanent/full-time firefighters employed by public entities who have been killed in the performance of duty or totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury. Applicants may be attending undergraduate, graduate, or professional schools. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit a copy of their 2012-2013 Student Aid Report (SAR); a copy of their birth certificate (not required for spouse); the death certificate of the parent/spouse and documentation showing that the death, accident, or injury occurred in the line of duty; and a copy of the findings of the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board or any other evidence that the fatality or disabling accident was compensable under Division 4 or 4.5 of the Labor Code. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.
How easy is it to apply?
This scholarship's application process shouldn't take more than an hour or so.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.
Financial Need: Is this you?
Financial need will be considered.
Law enforcement officer or firefighter must have been killed or 100% disabled as a result of accident or injury in the line of duty.