How to Apply

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Surviving children and spouses of public service employees (in education, health care, not-for-profit, public safety, and local and state government) who died in the line of duty.
  • Applicants must provide a letter from the deceased employee's place of work.
  • When applying, applicants must currently attend or be planning to attend an accredited two-year community college, four-year accredited university, or vocational school full time. 
  • Study can be at the undergraduate, graduate, or technical level.
  • Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2023.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information, including one letter of recommendation and an official letter from the deceased employee’s place of work, certifying that the employee died in the line of duty. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied, and applicants are encouraged to answer all questions as thoroughly as possible.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstration of leadership, participation in school and community activities, academic honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and financial need.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance in June. Not all applicants will be selected. Applicants may reapply each year that they meet eligibility requirements. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school on the student’s behalf. Individuals may reapply for the scholarship but may only receive a maximum of $10,000 over their academic career.

For additional information, contact Irica Solomon at