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Name Dependent Children Scholarship
Number of Awards
Award Value
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until July 15
Renewable
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Contact Information

Contact Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1950, Parkway Towers
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone (615)741-1346
Fax
Email TSAC.aidinfo@state.tn.us

Scholarship Description

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.

Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year. The award may be renewed three times for a total of four years or the period required for the completion of the program of study. The recipient must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory progress to remain eligible. The awards are subject to funding.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

* be a Tennessee resident and U.S. citizen and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
* be a dependent of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician at the time of the incident, and
* complete a Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).