ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

What do these people have in common?
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They are among the 3,705 verified U.S. First Responders and Frontline Medical Workers known to have died in the United States COVID-19 pandemic as of April, 2021.

Their children, stepchildren and grandchildren meet the eligibility criteria.

Presently MWSF is limiting it operations to

United States First Responders and Frontline Medical Workers.

Assuming two children per victim, there could be more than ten thousand (10,000) eligible orphan children in the United States. Major funding will accelerate our ability to reach out to the greatest number of eligible children. Future possibilities may involve expanding eligibility criteria to include other children as well as developing an international presence with like-minded partners.

 

COVID-19 pandemic fatalities include those from variants such as Delta and Omicron.

 

Eligible children must be the child/stepchild/grandchild of one of the following:

Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, EMTs, firemen, police and other staff are deemed "frontline heroes" or "first responders" or medical workers in the broader sense. All risked or lost their own lives as the novel coronavirus spread in waves.  Children of military medical personnel meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to apply.

 

For award consideration, ELIGIBLE children and their sponsors must follow guideline criteria:

1) For a child until age eighteen (18), preference will be given to children based on educator or guardian recommendation. Each online Letter of Recommendation must be approved attesting to applicant's eligibility, good character and need.

EXAMPLE: Assuming a boy without funds wishes to attend a summer basketball camp or a girl hopes to take gymnastics classes.

2) ​Pre-college age children must be recommended and apply through their parent(s) or guardian A guardian is someone who takes care of a child's needs. This typically includes such things as food, clothing, shelter and medical care. Guardians also usually manage the finances of the child and are qualified to apply on behalf of the child or children. Each application is submitted via our online Letter of Recommendation.

3) Home-based educators may apply in behalf of each child.  Our online Letter of Recommendation must be signed by the parent. or guardian. Each child, if able to do so, will benefit by finding ways to get signatures on his/her own should the child be considered homeless.

FUNDING IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR POST-HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Inquire and apply for future consideration.

Award consideration, for ELIGIBLE post-secondary students seeking awards for a trade school or university:

 

​1) GPA of at least 2.00 (cumulatively, on an unweighted 4.00 scale).

2) Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2021-22 academic year.

3) Applicants who have served/are serving in the U.S. military are required to provide a Statement of Service or DD214 showing their own honorable character of service.

4) Applicants with a discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

5) Must submit a completed application with all required documents, as outlined in the application or as requested by the Scholarship Fund, by the deadline. Veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general, under  honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.

 DISQUALIFYING INFORMATION

1) Applicants attending a Federal Service Academy OR a school not listed on College Navigator are NOT eligible. Federal Service Academies include: United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy.

2) Applicants who submit an incomplete application are NOT eligible. Reasons why an application may be deemed incomplete may include providing incorrect documents, or documents with missing information.

3) *Applicants who already have an undergraduate degree, are pursuing a second bachelor’s degree, or are attending graduate school of any kind are NOT eligible.

4) Qualifying military parent veterans and applicant veterans must have received an honorable discharge. A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are NOT eligible for an award.

5) All applicants must report any and all criminal history legally available as public records. Withholding such information is disqualifying.  Complete honesty in this regard MAY NOT be disqualifying. 

 

Because MWSF is investing in the success of every applicant, our interest in each person does not stop with a post-secondary award. These services will be further delineated on this website as they become available.

Application evaluation and subsequent Awards order of preference:
1)  First responders including EMTs, firemen, police and military, children, step-children and grandchildren.
2)  Front Line medical workers, including military, children, step-children and grandchildren.
3) Other healthcare workers including doctors and other professionals, including military, children, step-children and grandchildren.
4) Home schooled children, step-children and grandchildren.
5) Children, step-children and grandchildren.
6.) Industrial, Trade school children, step-children and grandchildren.
7)  College - University bound children, step-children and grandchildren.

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