Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. 

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of their parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship as long as the student continues to file a FAFSA, is Pell-eligible, and remains eligible for federal student aid.

For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is:

  • As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or
  • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.

To apply please complete the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship application.