Georgia Student Finance Commission


Eligibility for the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant

Scholarships and Grants

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.