The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has established a scholarship program to assist the children or spouses of law enforcement personnel who have fallen in the line of duty who plan to continue their education in two-year or four-year colleges, vocational-technical programs, or graduate school.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the America’s Heroes Scholarship Fund must:
Children of foundation employees are ineligible.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $40,000 award, paid out over 4 years, or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Sponsor. Awards may transfer from an undergraduate to graduate degree if the student enrolls the semester after graduation.
Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Sponsor. Payment is made in August.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Sponsor 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.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by May 25, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.