USSSA Scholarship Information

A generous member has issued a challenge. Are you up for it?

Donate today to the Julie Cross Memorial Scholarship and up to $5,000 of your collective donations will be matched!

Julie Cross was appointed a United States Secret Service Special Agent in 1979 at the San Diego Field Office. Her next assignment was in the Los Angles Field Office in 1980, when three days in, she died in the line of duty during a confrontation with two armed assailants during a counterfeit surveillance. Julie was the first female Secret Service Special Agent to be killed in the line of duty.

Your donation today, with the $5,000 matching challenge, will ensure that USSSA can give a little extra support to women seeking a career in law enforcement or a related field for years to come.

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2023-2024 Scholarships


The application window is now closed.
The committee is currently reviewing the applications and students will receive notice by the end of May.
Checks will be mailed to institutions by the end of July.

The scholarship application period for the Foundation of the U.S. Secret Service Association is now closed for the 2023-2024 school year. Thanks to the generosity of our members, the USSSA Foundation has funded more than $975,000+ in scholarships to eligible members and their families over the past 15 years.

In addition to the General Foundation Scholarship, the Julie Cross Memorial Scholarship and the Ron Shurer Memorial Scholarship, a new scholarship is being offered this year: the USSSA 9/11 Scholarship. Eligibility requirements can be found in the links provided. Students may apply for all of the scholarship programs that they are eligible for.

Please note: ALL scholarship applications MUST be submitted ONLINE. The application window for 2023-2024 is open March 6 - April 7, 2023. Awardees will be notified and checks will be mailed directly to the educational institutions in July.

Foundation Scholarship

is open to USSSA members, their spouses, children, and grandchildren for undergraduate degrees.

The USSSA Member must have maintained USSSA membership for at least one consecutive year immediately prior to the application deadline.

Julie Cross Memorial Scholarship

is open to women seeking a career in law enforcement or related field (undergrad or grad programs) who are friends or family of USSSA members.

Ron Shurer Memorial Scholarship

Open to children (undergrad or voc/tec students) of a USSS employee who died while employed by the USSS, who were under the age of 18, or 18-23 and currently enrolled in school at the time of death. USSS employee did not have to be a USSSA Member at time of death. 

USSSA Foundation's 9/11 Scholarship

The Trustees of the Foundation of the United States Secret Service Association are pleased to announce the Secret Service September 11th Scholarship Program.

September 11, 2001, was a date of historic importance to our nation and the Secret Service. Several hundred Secret Service personnel risked all to perform the Secret Service mission and keep our nation safe. It has been well documented that those who participated in the response or the recovery efforts to the 9/11 attacks in New York, Shanksville, PA, and the Pentagon were exposed to several toxins.

As of 2021, according to the National Institute of Health, cancer rates among responders in New York alone were 1000 times greater than the rest of the New York City population, with an expectation that the rate will continue to climb. (

This scholarship program was initiated in order to support the children and grandchildren of those 9/11 USSS responders whose life expectancy has been diminished due to their exposure during their service to our nation.

The USSSA Member must have maintained USSSA membership for at least one consecutive year immediately prior to the application deadline.