Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.
To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student.
For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, 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.
To apply, complete and return the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship form (PDF).
Disability scholarships exist to provide college funding for students who possess numerous cognitive, behavioral and emotional impediments that would make it difficult to attain a college degree. These scholarship opportunities help deserving students stay in school and out of debt, allowing them to more easily achieve their educational and career goals.
Loans for Nursing Majors
Nursing student assistance is available through public and private organizations, in addition to the financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered through College of The Albemarle.
- A North Carolina resident
- Able to maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the policies of their institution
- Able to maintain a cumulative minimum grade-point average (GPA) of “3.0” for graduating high school students, “2.80” for undergraduate students pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree, and “3.2” for students pursuing a graduate or professional degree
- Registered with the Selective Service System, if required
- Free of default or obligation to refund payment under any federal loan, state loan or grant program
- Willing to work in North Carolina in a designated critical employment shortage profession
To receive funds through this program, you’ll be asked to sign a promissory note agreeing to work in North Carolina after graduation, in an approved position, for one year per academic year of funding. Students who don’t perform the required service will need to repay the loans in cash, with interest.