TROY honors first responders with a scholarship to help them and their families earn degrees

First responders and their families will get a 10 percent tuition scholarship and free applications.

First responders and their families will get a 10 percent tuition scholarship and free applications.

A new scholarship at Troy University will help those who help others earn a college degree.

The First Responders and Family Scholarship will provide a 10 percent tuition scholarship and waive application fees for all actively serving fire, emergency and police employees and their families, including spouses and dependents (service verification required).

“For all that first responders do for our communities, our safety and their own families, Troy University offers this scholarship to honor that work and assist in easing the cost of higher education,” said Staci Hutto, Senior Director for Out of State Operations and Admissions.

The scholarship applies to actively serving law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel (paramedics, EMTs, EMS), including volunteers in those fields.

“This opportunity facilitates a constant stream of exchange of ideas and enhances marketability as a community that encourages education among its employees.  The common goal is to expand access to high quality educational opportunities for life-long learners,” she said.

The scholarship applies to any degree path (excluding doctoral level programs). Learn more about it at

The program became effective on April 1, following approval by TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.

Troy University is a public, historic, international university with more than 14,000 students and 175,000 alumni. Students choose TROY for its quality academic programs, reasonable costs and availability of financial aid, outstanding faculty, and flexible in-class and online class offerings. Students on the Troy, Ala. campus enjoy a traditional college experience, while adult students are the centers of attention at campuses in Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City, Ala., as well as at locations around the world and online. 

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, TROY is a doctoral university that offers degree programs at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels. TROY offers degree programs in some of the most high-demand fields such as business and management, education, nursing, computer science, public administration, journalism, psychology, counseling and criminal justice.