The Law Enforcement Officers' (LEO) Dependents Scholarship program provides an eight-semester scholarship to any state-supported college university or technical institute in Arkansas to dependents of Arkansas residents in one of the categories below who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty:
-Law enforcement officers-Full-time or volunteer firefighters-Municipal and/or college or university police officers-Sheriffs or deputy sheriffs-Constables-Game Wardens-Certain Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department employees-State forestry employees engaged in fighting forest fires-State correction employees killed or totally disabled due to contact with inmates or parolees-State park employees who are commissioned law enforcement officers or emergency response employees-Emergency Medical Technicians-Department of Community Punishment employeesThe scholarship will reimburse the institution the cost of tuition fees and dormitory room charges when provided in campus-owned facilities. The scholarship will not pay the cost of books food school supplies and materials or fees for extracurricular activities. Dependent children are eligible to receive benefits for eight semesters and must be less than twenty-three (23) years of age on or before the first day of the semester or quarter. Spouses are entitled to an eight-semester scholarship. The spouse will no longer be eligible if he or she remarries. The benefits will cease at the end of the semester in which the spouse is currently enrolled at the time of the remarriage.In order to renew the scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Be a bona fide Arkansas resident-Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien-Be the biological stepchild legally adopted child or spouse of an eligible Arkansas law enforcement officer-Be enrolled or be accepted for admission to an approved Arkansas public institution-Provide required documentation as determined by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education in order to determine eligibilityFor more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.