Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • Tuition fee waiver

In March 2018, the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship was authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Under the scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination is made.

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University of Texas at Austin

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To qualify, a student must be:

  • Pell-eligible
  • Have a parent or guardian that was a public safety officer killed in the line of duty
  • Have been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent or guardian’s death

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In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship (increased Pell award), as long as the student has a Pell-eligible expected family contribution (EFC) and continues to be an eligible student.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the office.