2017 ORS 348.270¹
Scholarships for children of public safety officers

(1) In addition to any other scholarships provided by law, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall award scholarships to any individual applying for enrollment or enrolled in an institution of higher education who is the natural child, adopted child or stepchild of any public safety officer, reserve officer or volunteer firefighter who, in the line of duty, was killed or so disabled, as determined by the Director of the Office of Student Access and Completion, that:

(a) The income of the public safety officer is less than that earned by public safety officers performing duties comparable to those performed at the highest rank or grade attained by the public safety officer; or

(b) The income of the reserve officer or volunteer firefighter working in their primary profession or type of employment is less than that earned by individuals in the same profession or type of employment with similar levels of education and experience.

(2) Except as provided in this subsection, scholarships awarded under this section shall be in an amount equal to the amount of tuition and all fees levied by the institution of higher education against the recipient of the scholarship. Scholarships awarded to students who attend independent institutions may not exceed the amount of tuition and all fees levied by the University of Oregon.

(3) If a student who is the dependent of a deceased public safety officer, reserve officer or volunteer firefighter continues to remain enrolled in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), a community college or an Oregon-based, regionally accredited independent institution, the student is entitled to renewal of the scholarship until the student has received the equivalent of four years of undergraduate education and four years of post-graduate education.

(4) If a student who is the dependent of a public safety officer, reserve officer or volunteer firefighter with a disability continues to remain enrolled in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), a community college or an Oregon-based, regionally accredited independent institution, the student is entitled to renewal of the scholarship until the student has received the equivalent of four years of undergraduate education.

(5) The Director of the Office of Student Access and Completion may require proof of a student’s relationship to a public safety officer, reserve officer or volunteer firefighter described in subsection (1) of this section.

(6) As used in this section:

(a) “Institution of higher education” means a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), the Oregon Health and Science University, a community college operated under ORS chapter 341 or an Oregon-based, regionally accredited independent institution.

(b) “Public safety officer” means:

(A) A firefighter or police officer as those terms are defined in ORS 237.610 (Definitions for ORS 237.610 and 237.620).

(B) A member of the Oregon State Police.

(C) A police officer commissioned by a university under ORS 352.121 (University police departments and officers) or 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers).

(D) An authorized tribal police officer as defined in ORS 181A.680 (Definitions for ORS 181A.680 to 181A.692).

(c) “Reserve officer” has the meaning given that term in ORS 133.005 (Definitions for ORS 133.005 to 133.400 and 133.410 to 133.450).

(d) “Volunteer firefighter” has the meaning given that term in ORS 652.050 (Definitions for ORS 652.050 to 652.080). [1973 c.784 §1; 1977 c.725 §6; 1995 c.162 §70; 1997 c.515 §1; 2001 c.730 §1; 2007 c.70 §146; 2011 c.506 §36; 2011 c.637 §150; 2011 c.642 §2; 2011 c.644 §§28,51; 2013 c.1 §47,48; 2013 c.116 §§2,3; 2013 c.180 §§36,37; 2013 c.747 §§92,93; 2014 c.12 §§1,2; 2015 c.174 §19; 2015 c.513 §§5,6; 2017 c.66 §36]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 348—Student Aid; Education Stability Fund; Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors348.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.