General Scholarship Application Procedure

First time candidates must submit the following items:

  • Completed Scholarship application.
  • Academic transcript which includes cumulative GPA through the spring semester of the just completed academic year.
  • Proof of full-time enrollment for the fall semester.
  • Evidence of honors, leadership positions, volunteer activities and other achievements.
  • Personal essay, not exceeding 700 words, summarizing personal and professional achievements and career goals.
  • Proof of US citizenship or permanent residency (i.e. birth certificate, naturalization papers or valid US passport)
  • Documentation verifying you are the child of the deceased or disabled law enforcement officer or firefighter.
  • Written notification from the Chief Executive officer of the involved agency confirming the line of duty death or total and permanent disability.
  • In the case of permanent disability, the applicant must provide a physician’s certification of the “total and permanent disability.”  The physician must be a doctor of medicine who is legally authorized to practice in the United States.
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) individuals excluding family members, including one academic reference, one personal reference and,if possible, one reference from the related law enforcement officer’s or firefighter’s employer.
  • A copy of candidate’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • A copy of candidate’s Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • A copy of candidate’s upcoming Fall Tuition Bill and Financial Aid Award letter from the enrolled school.

Award recipients may be eligible to apply for a renewal of their scholarship for up to three subsequent years of their continuing undergraduate program (for a total of four years of awards). To be eligible for a renewal, applicant must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or greater and must provide the following items in their renewal request submission:

  • Completed Scholarship application.
  • Documentation that applicant is making satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their degree as defined and documented by the academic institution.
  • Academic transcript which includes the cumulative GPA through the spring semester of the just completed academic year.
  • Proof of full-time enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.
  • Personal essay, not exceeding 700 words, summarizing the impact of prior NLEAFCF scholarship awards, the importance of this scholarship toward achieving your academic goals and your achievements and accomplishments since receiving your last NLEAFCF scholarship award.
  • A copy of candidate’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • A copy of candidate’s Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • A copy of candidate’s upcoming Fall Tuition Bill and Financial Aid Award letter from the enrolled school.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the above documentation must be submitted via email or U.S. mail no later than July 1 for the upcoming academic year.

How to Apply

Download application:

Download, print, and complete the application form and submit with all required supporting documents.

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Mail submission packet to:

National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
928 Broadway Suite 703
New York, NY 10010

For any questions contact:

Sarahbeth Grossman
646-822-4236
nleafcf@nleafcf.org