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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.

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, 2021

Col. Sully H. de Fontaine Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who have a career focus in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or natural security studies. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1200

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 01, 2021

Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have a career focus in international relations or intelligence. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 01, 2021

Illinois Grant Program for Dependents of Police, Fire, or Correctional Officers

This award is for students who are residents of Illinois and plan to attend a postsecondary institution in Illinois. The student must be the child or spouse of an Illinois police, fire, or correctional officer who was killed or at least 90 percent permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Total: $6161

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship Program

This award is available to Arkansas residents who are attending an Arkansas state-supported college or university. The student must be the dependent or the spouse of an Arkansas resident who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty while working in a law enforcement or public service position.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 01, 2021

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; or dependent of a school employee who died or was disabled in the line of duty.

Total: $6143

Awards: 140

Deadline: July 15, 2021

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Minority undergraduate and graduate students who have a background in the social sciences and humanities are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Recipients of the scholarship must intern for 12 to 15 weeks at the Aspen Institute’s Washington, D.C. office.

Total: $4000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 01, 2021

Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund

The Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund is available for graduating seniors at Channel Islands High School or graduating seniors who reside in the city of Camarillo, California. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must be majoring in civics, education (teaching), or government (political science).

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 26

Julia Ward Howe Scholarship

This scholarship is available for women in Massachusettes who are enrolled in a graduate program for political science.

Total: $500

Awards: 500

Deadline: March 01

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

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