CA Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD)

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Amount
Awarded

$24,584

Awarded
Awarded By:

California Student Aid Commission

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies based on the number of eligible recipients.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of California.
  4. Must attend an eligible two-year community college or four-year college or university in California.
  5. Must be the child (natural or adopted) or spouse, at the time of death or injury, of a California: peace officer (highway patrol, marshal, sheriff, police officer); Department of Corrections or Youth Authority employee; or permanent/full-time firefighter employed by public entities, who was killed in the performance of duty or totally disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of duty.
  6. Must plan to enroll at least part time (six units or more).
  7. Must be a high school senior or older.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to California resident undergraduate students who are planning to attend college in California. The student must be a dependent or spouse of a deceased or permanently injured peace officer, Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority employee, or a permanent/full-time firefighter employed by the state of California.

Application requirements for the CA Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD) are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • Eligibility documents
  • Proof/enrollment
Additional Information: The Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program provides need-based educational grants to dependents and spouses of: California peace officers (highway patrol, marshals, sheriffs, police officers), Department of Corrections and California Youth Authority employees, and permanent/full-time firefighters employed by public entities, who have been killed in the performance of duty or totally (100%) disabled as a result of an accident or injury caused by external violence or physical force incurred in the performance of duty.

Award Amount: Award amounts range from $100 to $12,192 annually, renewable for up to three additional years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $24,584.

Contact: Gale Wallace
Address: LEPD Program P.O. Box 419029 Rancho Cordova, California 95741-9029

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