Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

  • Student must be Pell Eligible.
  • Parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.
  • Be under the age of 24 OR enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the Hero's death.
  • Scholarship is renewable as long as the student is Pell eligible and enrolled. 
  • Applications without proper documentation will not be reviewed.

Scholarship Value:

Full Pell grant award (amount varies by academic year and enrollment). All federal aid will also be based on a zero EFC.

Documentation (Submit ONE of the following):

  • Documentation from a credible source that describes or reports the circumstances of the death and the occupation of the parent or guardian.
  • A letter of attestation or determination made by a state or local government official with supervisory or other relevant oversight authority of an individual who died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer as defined above;
  • A letter acknowledging eligibility for certain federal benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefit (PSOB) program administered by the Department of Justice;
  • Documentation of the student qualifying for a state tuition or other state benefit accorded to the children or other family members of a public safety officer consistent with the definition in 42 U.S.C. 3796b, or as a fire police officer as noted above;

Submit all documentation with a cover letter to:

Tara Antifonario
University Crossing
220 Pawtucket St., Suite 280,
Lowell, MA 01854-5141
Phone: 978-934-4679
Fax: 978-934-3009
Email: Tara_Antifonario@uml.edu