Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating events one can experience in a lifetime. Along with the emotional trauma, there are often financial considerations that can affect those left behind for years to come.
At AFBA we understand that after the death of a loved one, handling financial concerns may be difficult. We've made it easy to understand your insurance coverage and where you stand financially so that you can manage your life without worrying about further loss. Our First Call program helps you navigate your survivor benefits.
Review our comprehensive Financial Planning Guide for information regarding finances and loss of life.
Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survivor College Scholarship Program
The financial hardships of surviving a loss are challenging enough without worrying about how your spouse or your children pay for college.
We are proud to offer the Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survivor College Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to the surviving spouse or children of an insured AFBA member who dies in a combat zone, as a result of combat action or whose life was lost as a result of acts of foreign or domestic terrorism.
Effective June 1, 2006, families of Emergency Service Providers are also eligible to benefit from the Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survior College Scholarship - The surviving spouse and children of Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service providers who are AFBA members and die while involved in operations at the scene of an "incident"* are eligible for this scholarship.
The scholarship provides an educational scholarship to candidates for an undergraduate degree of up to $10,000 per family, per year for a maximum benefit of $40,000 for tuition and fees.
*"Incident" is defined by AFBA as any event to which an Emergency Service Provider, that is, Law Enforcement, Firefighter or Emergency Medical Service provider, is dispatched or requires a "response" or action by them. Usually, these events involve situations where there is the "potential for loss of life."
Note: AFBA is solely responsible for awarding this scholarship and reserves the right to alter or close the program at any time.