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    Dependent Children Scholarship Program

    Offered by Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Sep 25, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $13,260

    Grade level

    College Students

    Application deadline:

    July 15, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Dependent Children Scholarship Program is exclusively designed for dependent children of Tennessee’s brave law enforcement officers, firemen, and emergency medical service technicians. If their heroic parents have tragically lost their lives or suffered permanent disabilities while dutifully serving, this scholarship is here to help. Open to full-time undergraduate students attending an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution, this scholarship offers a chance to pursue one’s academic dreams without financial worries. Keep up the good work academically, and this scholarship can support you for up to four academic years. If you’re eligible, we encourage you to apply.

    About Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

    The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1974 as a non-profit corporation with the merging of the Tennessee Educational Loan Corporation and the Tennessee Tuition Grant Program, administers over 20 different state student financial aid programs, including the HOPE scholarship, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, and the Dual Enrollment grant. To increase awareness and participation in their financial aid programs, the agency conducts financial aid outreach and training to students and staff at every high school and postsecondary institution in Tennessee.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    State

    Tennessee

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be the relative of a Public Safety Officer

    Application information

    Applicants must submit documentation proving that their parent was a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician who was killed or left disabled during such employment.

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    This scholarship is restricted for use at two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and trade/technical schools.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Dependent Children Scholarship Program is renewable.

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