Fire Fighters & Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship

Fire Fighters & Peace Officers Survivors Scholarship

A state scholarship that recognizes the importance of the duties performed by our fire fighters and peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The program provides survivors with an opportunity for a college education through a scholarship.



Student and honorable deceased must be a resident of New Mexico.
Attend a public post-secondary institution (in or out of New Mexico).
Survivor; spouse, adopted or natural children must be twenty one years of age or under at the time of death.

How to Apply

Click the button below to request an application starting July 1, 2024.

When To Apply

Applications must be received by September 1, 2024.


Tuition, room and board, up to the average cost of attendance at a New Mexico public research university.


Each scholarship is for a period of up to six academic years.

Plese click the button to the right to request an application. The application must be completed in full and all necessary documents attached. The entire packet must be emailed to

If you are requesting an application for the Fall24 semester, please email your request starting July 1, 2024. 
NMHED, Financial Aid Division Contact Information
Phone: 1-800-279-9777

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