Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

Georgia Student Finance Commission

Award Amount

Recipients receive an award that covers their total cost of attendance, minus any other student financial aid, at an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia, not to exceed $18,000 per award year. Recipients are eligible to receive this award for up to the total duration of 8 semesters or 12 quarters of college attendance. Students must re-apply each year for renewal.


Approximately 20 awards offered each year. The number of awards offered each year may vary and is dependent on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funding available.

Additional Information

The purpose of the Public Safety Memorial Grant is to provide educational grant assistance to the children of Georgia law enforcement officers, fire fighters, EMTs, correction officers, and prison guards who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty, to attend a public college, university, or technical college in the state of Georgia. The GPSM Grant is funded by the Georgia Lottery for Education. The applicant must: not be receiving a scholarship or grant from or through any state agency other than Georgia; be in a matriculated status in an organized program leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate; maintain satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Title IV standards and practices of the institution; not be obligated to pay a refund on a grant or scholarship obtained from or through GSFC; not be in default on any student loan obtained on or through GSFC; meet Selective Service requirements; and never have received a baccalaureate degree.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) website. Interested students must apply directly through one of the participating Georgia postsecondary institutions. ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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