The financial hardships of surviving the loss of your family member are challenging enough without the worry of how to pay for college or university.
Since 2004, AFBA has made available to members the financial benefits of the General & Mrs. Charles C. Blanton AFBA Family Survivor College Scholarship that provides an educational scholarship to candidates towards an undergraduate degree at an accredited college of up to $10,000 per family per year for a maximum benefit of $40,000 for college tuition and fees. The scholarship is awarded to the surviving spouse or children of an insured AFBA member who dies in a combat zone as a result of combat actions, or whose life was lost as a result of acts of foreign or domestic terrorism.
In addition to members of the uniformed military services of the United States and federal civilian employees, in June 2006 scholarship eligibility was extended to include surviving spouses or children of Law Enforcement, Firefighters,Emergency Medical Service providers, and other government workers who die while responding to or are involved at the scene of an incident having the potential for loss of life.
Not available in Virginia.