The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship is a non-need based scholarship that benefits dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. LEOM cannot exceed the cost of attendance, less other scholarships, grants, benefits, and other assistance awarded to the recipient under the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority law. The value of the student’s scholarship may change dependent upon State appropriated funds, moneys available in the Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund, interest or other income earnings of the fund. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years (eight semesters). Students can download and submit this application, which must be received by October 1st of the academic year aid is requested for fall and spring terms, or received by March 1st of the academic year for which aid is requested for a spring term only. An application must be completed for each year the student would like to receive the scholarship.
To be eligible for this award, students must:
- Be a dependent child of a New Jersey law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an approved New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school
- Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Not have received the maximum allowable number of payments