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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.

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

NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. women who are currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior. To apply, students must submit an original essay on a constitutional topic and must provide two letters of recommendation.

Total: $3000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  July 26

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:  3
Deadline:  August 19

BrickHouse Security College Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors and college students who are current or former law enforcement officers, or dependents of an officer, who was injured in the line of duty.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 10

Acorn Equality Fund McKeon Scholarship

The McKeon Scholarship is available to LGBT students, allies, and the children of LGBT parents who have a permanent residence in the Acorn Equality Fund service area (all counties in Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will). Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement, as well as political involvement and advocacy for LGBT issues.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 20

Zinda Law Group Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree related to criminal justice, law enforcement, government, political science, or sociology with a focus on criminal studies and law.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

America Responds Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college juniors and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

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 06

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