Tennessee Dependent Children Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$5,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 40 awards disbursed each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Tennessee.
  3. Must attend an eligible public or private postsecondary institution in Tennessee.
  4. 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.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must enroll full time.
  7. Must be a high school senior or older.

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

Description: 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.

Application requirements for the Tennessee Dependent Children Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Proof of eligibility
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: The Dependent Children Scholarship Program provides aid for Tennessee residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred. The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions.

Award Amount: Award amounts are determined based on financial need. Students should contact his/her school's financial aid office for additional details. Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year and are renewable for up to a total of four years or until the completion of the program of study. Recipients must continue to meet all the eligibility requirements and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards, as determined by the institution.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, July 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, July 15

Applications are available online from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) College Pays website. In addition to a completed application, applicants must also provide documentation detailing that the parent who was a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician was killed or is now permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. Students must also complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The FAFSA should be submitted as soon as possible after January 1st each year for award consideration for the upcoming award year. Completed application and required materials must be received by TSAC by the deadline date.
Contact: Kathy Stripling
Address: 404 James Robertson Parkway Parkway Towers, Suite 1510 Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0820

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