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Working for the government can definitely have its perks when you decide to go to college, and it can be beneficial for the whole family. For instance, there are scholarships available to those that have lost a parent or spouse while in the line of duty as a U.S. Marshall, NCIS employee, game warden, FBI agent, and more. The Federal Employee Education & Assistance (FEEA) Fund offers an annual scholarship competition just for civilian federal and postal employees, as well as their children and spouses. There are even job-specific scholarships for government and public service employees and their family members, such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), firefighters, law enforcement officials, highway patrol officers, U.S. Postal Service workers, and more. If you have a parent or spouse who works as a government official — either local, state, or federal — check out our government official scholarships to help you discover ways to help pay for college.

New York State September 11 Scholarship

This fund awards scholarships to rescue workers who are going to school to obtain their undergraduate nursing degrees. The applicant must be a member of a state or national professional EMT, firefighter or police officer association and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 28
2019

NASA College Scholarship Fund

High school seniors or older students who are the dependents of current/retired NASA employees are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to pursue a course of study in a science or engineering field that will lead to a recognized undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Total: $2000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Robert T. Chapa Sr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic undergraduate students who are residing in or attending a college/university in Texas. Preference will be given to students who are working while attending school.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Massachusetts Public Service Grant

This award is avialable to Massachusetts undergraduate students who are planning to enroll full-time at a Massachusetts college or university. Students must have a parent and or spouse who is killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Total: $2500 Awards:  20
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Michael P. Murphy Public Service Graduate Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. and international graduate students who are planning to pursue a career in government.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 1
2019

Aldo Freda Legislative Pages Scholarship

This award is available for Rhode Island undergraduate and graduate students who are legislative pages in Rhode Island. Awards are based on financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 24
2019

Edward T. and Mary A. Conroy Memorial & Jean. B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program

This award is available to Maryland students who are planning to enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university. The student must be a: dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran; disabled veteran; dependent of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; veteran or dependent of a veteran who was declared POW/MIA in Vietnam; dependent of a deceased or disabled state/local public safety employee/volunteer; deceased or disabled state/local public safety employee/volunteer; ...

Total: $6143 Awards:  140
Deadline:  July 15
2019

Ohio GFOA Member Continuing Education Scholarship

Ohio GFOA members who have been employed in a government position for two or more years and are working toward a bachelors degree or higher in accounting, finance, budgeting, or related field at an Ohio college or university are eligible for this award.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 15
2019

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship

This award is available to Mississippi undergraduate students who are planning to enroll full time at a state-supported college or university in Mississippi. The student must be the spouse or dependent child of a fatally injured or totally disabled law officer or fireman.

Total: $8416 Awards:  21
Deadline:  September 15
2019

ESA Youth Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who have a parent/guardian who is a full-time, active employee of a police, sheriff's, or fire department. The student must be 15 to 20 years of age.

Total: $8500 Awards:  21
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Systems Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Georgia high school seniors who have a father, mother or natural guardian who is a member of the police or fire department, or a full-time paid or volunteer member of the police department, located in Georgia AND is a full-time active employee, not on disability. Students must be 15 to 20 years old.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 11
2020

Exemption for Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Police Officers, and Other Public Servants

This award is available to Texas resident students who are the children of persons who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty while serving the community. The applicant must apply before his/her 21st birthday.

Total: $4200 Awards:  120
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