Government Grants for Students with Deceased Parent – There are various grants available for people who have lost their parents. You just need to know how to search it. First, we recommend looking for a grant that is related to the cause of death of your parent. For example, if your parent died from a form of cancer, you should look for scholarship or grant that focuses on a specific type of cancer. You can also search for state based grant programs, which are usually pretty generous if your parent was a member of police, firefighters or armed forces.