First responders hold the fabric of society together.
Whether it's policemen, firemen, emergency medical professionals, or members of the military, brave individuals in these fields fight to protect our world, liberties, and lives every day.
Being a first responder often comes with risks. To protect our world and lives, first responders often put themselves in danger. And sadly, we lose many brave first responders every day. In the wake of these tragedies, spouses, children, and friends are left behind and must move forward in the face of the pain of loss.
As one small way to help the families of first responders, the A Heroes Family Scholarship exists to provide financial support for a student who has lost a parent or spouse to an on-duty tragedy of a first responder.
The scholarship is open to students in any field of study who are pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree, which can include a traditional college program, trade or vocational school, or professional certificate program.
The only requirement is that you are a surviving child or spouse of a first responder.
Tell us about the first responder who you lost. How has your experience with losing this person influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations? How has it transformed your relationship with your family?
The application deadline is Sep 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000. It will be awarded to 1 winner every 1 year.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.