The Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association has established a scholarship program to assist members’ dependents who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association Scholarship Program must be:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award. Up to one hundred (100) awards will be granted.
Recipients who attend a United States military academy will be eligible for a one-time, nonrenewable award of $1,500.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon the recipient maintaining a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale as a full-time student. The member’s insurance policy, as well as the recipient’s policy must remain active and in good standing as a conditional of renewal.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance and future potential, leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.
Financial need is not considered.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association play a part in the selection.
Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Police and Firemen’s Association. Payments are made in equal installments in August and December.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.