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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.

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship

This award is for U.S. and Canadian part-time graduate students who have been employed by a state or local government for two or more years and are preparing for a career in state or local government finance.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 6
2020

L. Bary Santy Memorial and Public Works Academy Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Pinellas County high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a public works-related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1050 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15
2020

James S. Page Governmental Scholarship

This scholarship, provided in honor of James S. Page is provided annually to Nassau County high school graduates who are majoring in political science, public administration, or business administration at Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ).

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 31
2020

Gordy and Gwen EMS Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont students who are active members, or are spouses or children of active members, of a Vermont-licensed ambulance or first-respond squad in Addison or Chittenden counties. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement/service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 12
2020

Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate college students who have a parent who was killed or permanently disabled in a work zone, including mobile operations and the installation of roadway safety features.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 15
2020

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

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:  70
Deadline:  June 15
2020

Tennessee Dependent Children Scholarship Program

This award is available for Tennessee resident students who are planning to attend a Tennessee public or private college or university. Students must be the dependent child of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled due to an incident that occurred in the line of duty while employed in Tennessee.

Total: $5000 Awards:  30
Deadline:  July 15
2020

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
2020

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
2020

ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition

This award is for students who are seeking a J.D. degree and attending law schools within the United States and its possessions, as well as lawyers under the age of 36 years (or admitted to practice less than five years as of Sept. 30), and candidates for an L.L.M. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30
2020