Public Service Officer or Employee's Child Survivor Grant Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Award Amount

The maxium award is the lesser of the following: the cost of the actual tuition charged at the school in which the applicant is enrolled full-time (12 credit hours); or the amount of tuition charged for 12 credit hours to an undergraduate Missouri resident enrolled full-time in the same class level and in the same academic major at the Missouri public four-year, regional institutions. Grants may be renewed annually until a student has obtained a bachelor's degree, completed 150 semester credit hours, or received the award for 10 semesters, whichever occurs first. Awards are not available during summer terms.


The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of eligible students. In the 2012-2013 academic year, there were 20 awards given.

Additional Information

Public safety officers include firefighters, police officers, capitol police officers, parole officers, probation officers, state correctional employees, water safety officers, conservation officers, park rangers, or highway patrolmen employed by Missouri or a political subdivision of the state. The MDHE will provide notice to students of eligibility. The institution determines final eligibility at the time the grant funds are requested each semester. Awards are provided based on funding availability with renewal students and students with the earliest application received dates having priority.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must provide a qualified certification from ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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