A. An interested individual may apply for a Conroy-Cryor scholarship by submitting an application to their institution of interest containing:
(1) A completed Conroy-Cryor scholarship application form;
(2) If the applicant is a son or daughter, a birth certificate showing the names of both parents;
(3) If the applicant is a stepson or stepdaughter:
(a) A birth certificate showing the names of both parents; and
(b) A marriage certificate showing the name of applicant’s parent and spouse;
(4) If the applicant is a spouse, a marriage certificate; and
(5) Official verification from:
(a) If the applicant’s parent or spouse was killed, or suffered a service connected 100 percent permanent disability as a result of military service or is a prisoner of war or missing in action, the United States Veterans Administration;
(b) If the applicant is a veteran who suffers a service connected disability of 25 percent or greater, and who has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veteran’s educational benefits, the United States Veterans Administration;
(c) If the applicant’s spouse or parent was killed in the line of duty, the applicable State or local public safety personnel office;
(d) If the applicant or applicant’s spouse or parent is a disabled public safety employee who sustained an injury in the line of duty that renders the public safety employee 100 percent disabled the applicable State or local public safety personnel office;
(e) If the disability was a result of service while the applicant was a volunteer member of a fire department, ambulance, or rescue squad or company, the nonpublic safety employer and the local public safety personnel office;
(f) A physician, in the form of a death certificate identifying the deceased and certifying the date, location and cause of death to have been as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or the crash of United Airlines Flight #93 on September 11, 2001; or
(g) For the Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship, a physician, in the form of:
(i) A copy of a death certificate identifying the deceased and certifying the date, location, and cause of death to have occurred in the line of duty; or
(ii) A statement certifying that the parent or spouse of the applicant, as applicable, has a 100 percent disability as a result of an injury sustained in the line of duty.
B. Eligible institutions shall make Conroy-Cryor scholarship forms available to interested individuals at their financial aid offices.
C. Institutions shall promote the Conroy-Cryor program.
D. Institutions shall accept all Conroy-Cryor scholarship applicants and determine the eligibility of applicants.
E. The Conroy-Cryor scholarship application deadline for new applicants is July 15.
F. Each applicant shall agree to provide any information or documentation requested by OSFA for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, shall sign an authorization for the release of information to OFSA for the purpose of administering this program. The applicant’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility or the revocation of an award.