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First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

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July 01, 2019

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Victoria Ovis, who passed away suddenly on May 25, 2005, had over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the United States Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. The scholarship will honor one outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year.
    The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need, academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The recipient of this award must be a student from or reside and attend school in New York State or the New York metro area. A declared major is not required, but preference will be given to eligible candidates who are majoring in criminology or pre-law.
    The Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship is awarded for a single academic year and is not renewable.

    Applicant must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter. An applicant who is an adopted child must have been adopted by the eligible officer or firefighter prior to, or the adoption process must have begun prior to, the date of the death or total and permanent disability. An applicant who is a stepchild must have been listed as a dependent on the eligible officer or firefighter's federal and state income tax returns in the income tax years immediately prior to the death or total and permanent disability. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 38 E. 32nd street
  • Suite 602
  • New York, NY 10016
  • Scholarships@FirstResponderKids.org
  • 646-822-4236

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