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Public Safety Memorial Grant

The Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant provides grant funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Funds may be used towards the cost of attendance. The award is based on a first-come first-served basis as funds are available. Recipients receive an award that covers their total cost of attendance, minus any other student financial aid (excluding any loans), not to exceed $18,000 per award year. Recipients are able to receive payment for a maximum of 8 semesters of undergraduate study.

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 (INS) of eligible permanent resident alien status; and
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid; and
  • Be a full-time (12 hours) undergraduate student seeking a college degree or certificate (Must not have already received a baccalaureate degree) ; 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.
  • For full details about Public Safety Memorial Grant guidelines, policies and procedures, you can read the program regulations.
  • Complete Part A of the Public Safety Memorial Grant application and forward it to the Office of Financial Aid at Clayton State University. **File your application as early as possible, but no later than the last day of registration.
  • The Office of Financial Aid will complete Part B of the application and forward to GSFA.
  • GSFA will ask you for additional documentation regarding the accident or incident resulting in death or disability to GSFA. After collecting all necessary documentation, GSFA will review and make a final determination of eligibility. An award/denial letter will be sent to you and a copy to Clayton State University.
  • You must reapply each year.