About the Scholarship

The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship is awarded to the dependent children and spouses of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, full-time firefighter or volunteer firefighter who has suffered from fatal injuries or wounds and become permanently disabled because of injuries which occurred during their official duty. The scholarship assists students financially to cover all eight semesters of tuition and living accommodation in any state-supported college or university in Mississippi.


How to Apply for Scholarship?

  • A student must complete an online scholarship application on the official website.

  • To become eligible as a child of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, A student must submit a birth certificate.

  • To demonstrate eligibility as a spouse, An applicant must submit a copy of the marriage license.

  • An applicant is a child of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, he/she must provide a recommendation letter from the officer's or firefighter's former supervisor.


Award Amount:

The scholarship awards $8416 annually to any number of applicants. The awards are renewable by applying again to the scholarship.

The scholarship application is available from October 1st to September 15th every year.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must be an undergraduate.

  • Must attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college.

  • A student should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA.

  • A student must not be older than 23 years.

  • A student should be residents of Mississippi.

  • A student must study full-time.