Kids’ Chance

Kids’ Chance scholarships fund college tuition or technical training to young people whose parent or parents have been permanently and totally disabled or killed on the job. The death or disabling injury of a parent in an on-the-job accident usually means that a family’s standard of living is permanently lowered. Without help from Kids’ Chance, these young people might not have the opportunity to continue their education. Scholarships are announced once a year, and students may apply every year they attend classes. Scholarships range from $500 to $2500. Conceived by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alabama State Bar in 1992, Kids’ Chance is administered by the Alabama Law Foundation. Kids’ Chance scholarships are funded solely by contributions from corporations, organizations and individuals.

The scholarship application process is NOW OPEN. Application deadline is July 18, 2024.

Documents Required:

  • Transcript from current school of attendance (high school, college or technical school); financial aid letter from college or technical school
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Proof that parent has been found permanently and totally disabled from an on-the-job injury. For example, a copy of a court order or statement from the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. A doctor’s statement or Social Security Administration statement are not sufficient.
  • Death certificate of deceased parent (if applicable)
  • Brief description of the accident
  • Copy of last year’s tax return of parent or guardian

If you know a child of any age who may be eligible for a Kids’ Chance scholarship, please refer them to the Kids’ Chance Planning for the Future initiative, so we can continue to support workers’ families for years to come.


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