Deadline to request an application is May 1, 2014!
Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association’s scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
To be eligible, applicants must be students who plan to enroll, or are already enrolled, in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants must be dependent children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of members in good standing with the Association.
Applicants must also hold a policy with the Association as of May 1, 2014. Dependent children are defined as natural or legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the member’s household or primarily supported by the member. The member must also hold a Certificate of Insurance that has been in effect for at least six months.
Recipients are selected based on academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in activities, work experience, statement of future goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. ‘
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale in a full-time undergraduate program and their insurance policy, as well as the member’s insurance policy, remains active.
Awards may be used for tuition and academic fees. Applications are available beginning March 15, 2014, for the 2014-2015 academic year.
To request an application, complete the Application Request Form and mail it to Scholarship Management Services, postmarked no later than May 1, 2014.
After receiving the application, please complete the application fully and return it to Scholarship Management Services postmarked by May 15, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 30, 2014.
On, or about Aug. 15, Scholarship Management Services will mail a check for half the scholarship amount, payable to the school for the student. The remaining amount will be paid on, or about, Jan. 1, 2015. Scholarship Management Services must be notified in writing of extenuating circumstances affecting either payment.
All of the information submitted is confidential and reviewed solely by Scholarship Management Services. General conditions and procedures under which awards are made will be reviewed occasionally by PFIA, but no previously awarded scholarship will be affected by any changes made in the future. If you have further questions, call Scholarship Management Services at 507-931-1682 or fax your queries to 507-931-9168.