SECTION 1: Chapter 15A is hereby amended by striking out Paragraph 9 of Section 26, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
There shall be a Public Service Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to children and widowed spouses of Massachusetts police officers, firefighters and correction officers, who are killed or die from injuries received while in the performance of duties including authorized training duty; to children of prisoners of war or military or service persons missing in action whose wartime service is credited to the commonwealth; and to the children of veterans whose service was credited to the commonwealth and who were killed in action or otherwise died as a result of such service. Such scholarships shall be awarded by the council pursuant to its guidelines established to govern this program and shall go to those persons referenced above who are admitted to an institution of higher education in the commonwealth to pursue undergraduate studies. The guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, a waiver of mandatory fees.
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