Minnesota Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Program

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Amount
Awarded

$11,504

Awarded
Awarded By:

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, six awards were given.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Minnesota.
  3. Must attend an eligible college or university in Minnesota.
  4. Must be a spouse or dependent child of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty.
  5. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

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

Description: This award is available to Minnesota resident undergraduate and graduate students who are attending or planning to attend a Minnesota public or private postsecondary institution. The student must be the spouse or dependent of a public safety officer killed in the line of duty.

Application requirements for the Minnesota Public Safety Officer’s Survivor Program are:

  • Application form
  • Certificate of Eligibility
Additional Information: The Public Safety Officer's Survivor Grant provides an educational benefit to dependent children under age 23 (age extended to 30 for those who served on active military duty for at least 181 consecutive days and were honorably discharged or released) and the spouses of public safety officers killed in the line of duty. Eligibility is determined by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Award Amount: Up to $14,488 annually for students in a four-year degree or graduate program and $5,790 annually for students in a two-year degree program. Awards are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters, 12 quarters or the equivalent. Recipients must re-apply for a grant each term.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $11,504.

Contact: Nancy Reissner
Address: 445 Minnesota St. Suite 100 NCL Tower St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

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