Reston, VA (January 24, 2017)- With most college application dates looming around the corner and spouses of fallen military heroes wondering whether they will be able to afford sending their children to college, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) is pleased to announce increased availability of scholarships for the 2018 fall semester.

Research conducted by the Lucas Group has found that there is a $500 million gap between the assistance offered by current government programs (i.e. VA Chapter 33 or 35, federal, state, local and private grants) and the actual cost of attaining an undergraduate degree.

Fallen Patriots believes that the best way to honor the brave men and women who have given up their lives in the service of their country is by ensuring that their children can afford college. To that end, the list for those eligible for a scholarship or grant includes any child of a military parent who has fallen both in peacetime or in combat; whether they were listed as active, reserve, or guard at the time of their passing.

There is an annual cap on the amount one student may receive of $6,250. However, there may be additional funding available for scholars with a 3.5 GPA or above given at the discretion of Fallen Patriots senior leadership. To be entered into scholarship consideration, the family will need fill out a family enrollment application here, as well as send some additional documents detailed here. Scholarships and financial assistance, funded by loyal donors and corporate sponsors, have assisted over 985 bright and motivated students throughout their undergraduate studies. Gold Star Families who are looking for more information should visit the Fallen Patriot website

About Fallen Patriots

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the sacrifices of military heroes by ensuring the success of their children through college education. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has provided more than $19.8 million in total assistance, including college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Nearly 20,000 children from across America will need future assistance. Help today by visiting