Dependent Children Scholarship Program: (Promulgated Rules) (On-line application)

The Dependent Children Scholarship Program provides aid for Tennessee residents who are dependent children of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment.  The parent must be a Tennessee resident and have been on duty when the incident occurred. The scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions. 

Awards are made in equal installments each term throughout the academic year.  The award may be renewed three times for a total of four years or the period required for the completion of the program of study, whichever is less.   The recipient must be enrolled full-time and maintain institutional satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible.  The awards are subject to funding.

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • be a Tennessee resident and attend an eligible Tennessee college or university full time, and
  • be a dependent of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman, or an emergency medical service technician at the time of the incident, and
  • complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a valid EFC.

An application, in order to be considered complete, must be accompanied by:

  • documentation detailing that the parent who was a law enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician was killed or is now permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment.

Applications are available by clicking on the link above (On-line Application). TSAC must receive the completed application and required documentation by July 15.

Dependent Children Scholarship Program Poster