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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.

Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current seniors at Arlington Highschool in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Law Enforcement Benefit Scholarship

This scholarship is open to dependent children of slain officers from the Winston-Salem Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, or N.C. State Highway Patrol (located in Forsyth County). Students may be high school seniors or already enrolled in postsecondary education; students who have already left home and are self-supporting are not eligible.

Total: $1767 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 01

Carefirst/Hal Cohen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for graduate students in Maryland who are majoring in economics or health policy. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher to be competitive during the selection process.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Major Jeremiah P. Murphy Scholarship

This scholarship is open to children of active, retired, or deceased Providence (RI) police officers who are or will be attending postsecondary institutions offering two-year associate's or four-year college degree.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 06

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

This award is for young people aged 8-18 who have completed an extraordinary service project.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 15

National Pawnbrokers Association Future Business Leaders Scholarship

This merit-based and need-based scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are the dependent/spouse/customer/employee of, or sponsored by, a member of the National Pawnbrokers Association who has been in good standing for the previous 12 months or a member in good standing for the previous 12 months who was killed in the line of duty OR a dependent or spouse of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.

Total: $1000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  April 20

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

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

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

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 01

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 01

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