Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
126
Days
September 15 2021
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - For new applicants: Certificate of live birth or proof of adoption (for child) or Marriage license (for spouse), Documentation of Permanent and Total Disability - if applicable (A letter from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs former supervisor or employer stating whether the officer or firefighter is disabled as a result of injuries or wounds that occurred in the performance of the official duties of his office, A statement from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs physician stating whether the officer or firefighter is disabled and the reason for that disability, Verification from the Public EmployeesÔÇÖ Retirement System, and Verification from the Social Security Administration), Documentation of Death - if applicable (A letter from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs former supervisor or employer stating whether he suffered fatal injuries in the performance of the official duties of his office, A death certificate).
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Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship

Description

The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers and Fireman Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to dependent children and spouses of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, full-time firefighter or volunteer firefighter who has suffered fatal injuries or wounds or become permanently and totally disabled as a result of injuries or wounds which occurred in the performance of the official and appointed duties of his or her office. Applicants must be enrolled at any one state-supported (public) college or university in Mississippi. Cumulative GPA requirement for returning college students is a minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The annual award covers the cost of tuition, including required fees, and the average cost of campus housing at any state-supported college or university within the state of Mississippi. Funding cannot exceed eight (8) semesters or bachelors degree completion, whichever comes first. No student may receive undergraduate grant aid through more than one state-supported undergraduate grant program in the same term of enrollment. If a student is eligible for aid through multiple grant programs, the student shall be awarded from the program that awards the larger sum. No student shall receive undergraduate grant aid from any program or any combination of programs for more than eight semesters or twelve trimesters.

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 22 years old
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Mississippi

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - For new applicants: Certificate of live birth or proof of adoption (for child) or Marriage license (for spouse), Documentation of Permanent and Total Disability - if applicable (A letter from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs former supervisor or employer stating whether the officer or firefighter is disabled as a result of injuries or wounds that occurred in the performance of the official duties of his office, A statement from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs physician stating whether the officer or firefighter is disabled and the reason for that disability, Verification from the Public EmployeesÔÇÖ Retirement System, and Verification from the Social Security Administration), Documentation of Death - if applicable (A letter from the officerÔÇÖs or firefighterÔÇÖs former supervisor or employer stating whether he suffered fatal injuries in the performance of the official duties of his office, A death certificate).
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Contact sfa@mississippi.edu
Tel: 800-327-2980 Address 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211