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    First Responders Children’s Foundation Scholarships

    Offered by The First Responders Children’s Foundation

    Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Feb 29, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    College Students

    Application deadline:

    May 31, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you the child of a first responder? If so, you may be eligible for some of the The First Responders Children’s Foundation Scholarships! The scholarships are open to children of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, and 911 dispatchers. They are funded by the First Responders Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting the families of first responders who have risked their lives to serve our communities. The foundation has been awarding scholarships for the past 20 years. Check out the information below to see if you’re eligible to apply!

    Eligibility information

    The scholarships are open to students who are the biological, adopted, or step-children of a police officer, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, or 911 dispatcher, including those deceased. However, bear in mind that each scholarship may have its own unique, additional eligibility requirements. All applicants must meet the general eligibility requirements below.

    Grade Level

    College Students


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA



    Applicants must be the relative of a Public Safety Officer

    Application information

    Applicants must submit their most recent tuition bill, their Student Aid Report (SAR), a picture of themselves, a picture of first responder’s ID OR letter from employer, and a list of achievements (honors, leadership positions, volunteer activities, etc). Students whose parent or guardian suffered a disability or passed away should provide a letter from human resources and a statement describing their story. Be sure to also submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    700-word essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

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

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The First Responders Children’s Foundation at 646-822-4236.

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the First Responders Children’s Foundation Scholarships is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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