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Eligibility for the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

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Eligibility for the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

To be eligible for the Public Safety Memorial Grant, a student must:

  • Be the dependent child of a Georgia Public Safety Officer who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty; and 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INSof eligible permanent resident alien status; and
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid; and 
  • Be enrolled in a Georgia public or private college, university or technical college as a full-time (12 hours) undergraduate student seeking a college degree or technical certificate/diploma; and
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements; and
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college; and 
  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990; and 
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program.