ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), provides the surviving children and spouses of state and local government employees, and personnel that work in the education, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries, financial assistance for postsecondary education. ICMA-RC established the fund in 2001 to honor the lives of our nation’s police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have died in service to their communities. In 2020, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund expanded its reach to include employees in the mission-adjacent education, healthcare and not-forprofit industries. Scholarships are awarded to students who plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or vocational school full-time. Scholarships are accepted annually from December 15 through March 15. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other educational support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Annual Amount

Awards are for tuition and fees only for students pursuing vocational, undergraduate, or graduate study. The number of scholarships available and the dollar amount may vary each year depending on the number of qualified applications received.  The maximum lifetime award a recipient is eligible to receive is $10,000

Additional Selection Criteria

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants to the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund must be:

  • Children and/or spouses of deceased public employees* and personnel that work in the education, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries who have died in service to their community. The applicant must provide a letter from the deceased employee’s place of work certifying that the employee died in service to their community. *Public employee is defined as a full- or part-time employee of any U.S. state or local government or entity created by a state or local government. 
  • High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. Unusual circumstances pertaining to the deceased employee’s death will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process

APPLICATION

Interested students must complete the attached application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript to Scholarship America postmarked no later than March 15. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information, including letter of recommendation, and an official letter from the deceased employee’s place of work certifying that the employee died in the service to their community. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Please remove or blacken out any Social Security numbers that may be on your application materials.

FOR APPLICATION, GO TO:  http://www.icmarc.org/x3333.xml?RFID=W1775

FOR SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES, GO TO:  http://www.icmarc.org/x3333.xml?RFID=W1774

For additional information or questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact Aprile Pritchet at apritchet@icmar or (202) 962-8067.

Deadline

March 15, 2021

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.icmarc.org/prebuilt/micro/vantagescholar/apply.html