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Public Safety Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program

Offered by Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 1, 2023
Multiple awards worth

Partial Tuition Cost

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a Missouri college student and public safety officer who has been left disabled in the line of duty? Alternatively, are you the child or spouse of a public employee who was left killed or disabled in the line of duty? If so, consider applying for the Public Safety Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program. The program is open to college students under 24 years of age in Missouri who either have been left disabled themselves or have a relative who was left disabled or killed in the line of duty.

Missouri’s Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development provides this program to provide support to public employees and their families, especially those who have experienced hardships and challenges. Thus, every year, the Department awards multiple applicants with funding to partially cover their tuition at a Missouri college or university. If you or a family member has been killed or disabled in the line of duty, you may be eligible for this opportunity.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to the relatives of public safety officers who were left disabled or killed in the line of duty. Applicants who are public safety officers themselves and left disabled in the line of duty may also apply. Lastly, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at Missouri postsecondary schools and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Law Enforcement, Fire Science/Firefighting

Other Category





Applicants must be the relative of a Public Safety Officer, or be a Public Safety Officer themselves

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.



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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Public Safety Officer or Employee’s Child Survivor Grant Program is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

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

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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