The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund honors education, health care, not-for-profit, public safety, and other local and state government employees who died while in service to their communities. Established in 2001, the fund has raised over $1.5 million and has awarded more than 500 scholarships to surviving children and spouses of fallen public sector employees from across the nation.
Applicants must be surviving children or spouses of those employees and be high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students planning to enroll full time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year.
Award amounts (maximum of $10,000) are determined based on merit and financial need, and they cannot exceed the cost of tuition and fees. Number of awards varies annually.