Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship Program

The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship Program–administered by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority–applies to a surviving spouse and/or to a dependent spouse of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty during the September 11, 2001 attack. Enrollment must occur within eight years of the death of the law enforcement officer, following graduation from high school. These scholarships shall be awarded annually to the dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty for the costs of their undergraduate study. The dependent child must be enrolled or plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing in a curriculum leading to a valid degree at an institution of higher learning in New Jersey, in order to be eligible to receive a Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship. Students who already possess a baccalaureate degree are not eligible. Before payment may be made to an eligible student, the institution must certify that the student has registered on a full-time basis.