About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This grant provides a benefit to the children of eligible public servants who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty. It's a state program, created by the state of Texas. This award amount is provided to children who's parent injuries resulting in death that occurred on or before September 01, 2000.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • The applicant should get a sample letter from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and should have his/her parent's employer complete the sample letter on the official letterhead and then submit the letter to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • In the case of a disability, submit a physician's statement certifying the disability.

  • For injuries that took place on or after September 1, 2000, a student needs to submit the certification letter to the office of the Public Institution of Higher Education.


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

The scholarship award will be exemption from the payment of tuition and required fees for the first 120 undergraduate semester credit hours for which a person registers, or until the recipient reaches age 26, whichever comes first.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The Exemption for Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Police Officers, and Other Public Servants program is a state program, created by the state of Texas, established to provide a benefit to the children of persons who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty while serving the community.

  • Applicant student must enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support i.e. a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs.