Educational Benefits for Non Line of Duty Survivors

Educational Grants for Surviving Families (Non Line of Duty) Guidelines:

  • Must be the spouse, son, or daughter of a sworn full-time certified law enforcement officer who was employed by a law enforcement agency within the geographical boundaries of Miami-Dade County, Florida at the onset of the illness, injury, or time of death. Law enforcement agencies include federal, state, and local.
  • For the son or daughter of an officer, grants are provided up to the age of 26.
  •  The student must attend an accredited vocational/technical school, college, or university and have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • The student shall become and maintain throughout each school term, the status of full-time or part-time student. Full-time attendance is considered four or more courses during the fall or winter/spring semester. If attendance is less than fulltime, the amount of assistance will be pro-rated based on the number of registered classes.
  • The student must complete the Application for Assistance – Non Line of Duty Survivors and submit to the POAT office along with all required documentation.
  • The Educational Committee will review and submit the application for approval to the Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting. After a determination is made, the Committee will advise the student of its decision in writing.
  • One grant for the fall semester and one grant for the spring semester will be awarded each year.
  • Any and all grants shall be made directly to the educational institution or vendor whenever possible.
  • First time applicants are required to provide:  Completed application, latest transcript, course schedule and statement of charges from the school.
  • To continue to receive grants for subsequent semesters: The student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, submit updated transcript, course schedule, and statement of charges from the school.
  • 1030 NW 111 Avenue
  • Miami, Florida 33172
  • 305.594.6662
  • Fax 786.336.1017
  • poatoffice@msn.com