September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A fund intended to pay for the college education of Nevada children whose parents died while serving as police officers or firefighters is nearly broke.
The Trust Fund for the Education of Dependent Children has less than $4,000 in it. State officials say it will probably drop to $3,000 by the end of the semester.
The fund has paid for the college education of 18 students since its inception in 1995. Six students are currently using it at universities and community colleges across the state.
Education leaders say they plan on asking a legislative committee for an influx of cash to keep the fund going until the full Legislature can replenish it next year.