Starting with the 2018-2019 academic year, the federal Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship is for students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.

At the time of a parent or guardian public safety officer’s death, students must have either been:

  • Under the age of 24 years, or
  • Enrolled at an institution of higher education

Students must also be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant during the award year.

For the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, the U.S. Department of Education states that a ‘public safety officer’ is:

  • As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or
  • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.

Any Penn College incoming or current student who believes s/he is eligible for the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship should contact the Financial Aid Office.

View the U.S. Department of Education’s November, 2018 announcement about the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 108

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701