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Marquette Senior Danielle Perri Receives Scholarship from National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation

Marquette University Senior, Danielle Perri, is a recipient of the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) Scholarship.

Danielle has been recognized for her exceptional leadership skills, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and her devotion to community service. 

The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) today announced Danielle Perri, of Schaumburg, IL, as a recipient of the NLEAFCF Scholarship.

Danielle received the scholarship in recognition of her exceptional leadership, community service and scholastic achievement. Danielle was one of 25 students from across the country to receive the award, which is based on academic merit and financial need.

The recipients are all children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.

“First responders have given so much to defend and protect us. How better to honor their commitment to all of us than to ensure that their children achieve their full potential. Helping to better pay for their college and complete their higher education is the least we can do to honor these law enforcement and firefighters’ families,” said NLEAFCF President and Founder Al Kahn. “Danielle has demonstrated leadership among her peers and exceptional scholastic achievements as well as community service. We are proud to be a part of helping Danielle achieve her academic goals.”

Danielle is a senior at Marquette University, majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Spanish for health professions. In high school Danielle was the captain of her Cross Country team, a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society.

At Marquette, Danielle is a member of the Pre-Health Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. After she graduates, Danielle plans to continue her education and attend a cardiovascular perfusion program.

While Danielle is a very strong student, she is also dedicated to giving back to her community. Danielle’s volunteer work includes working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Buddy Ball Softball and volunteering at Manor Care Nursing Home for four months while in high school.

Danielle is very thankful for receiving this scholarship because it is helping her to pursue her goals in furthering her education and becoming a Cardiovascular Perfusionist.

Danielle’s father, Joseph Perri, became permanently disabled in the line of duty while working for the Schaumburg PD.

The National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) is dedicated to helping the children of law enforcement officers and firefighters lost or permanently disabled in the line of duty.

When the ultimate sacrifice has been made by a first responder, the Foundation believes it is our responsibility as a society to ensure that their children achieve their full potential as active citizens and thriving members of the community.

Through grants, college scholarships and family-friendly events, the NLEAFCF serves the needs of these children across the country regardless of how long ago or how recent their loss. The Foundation’s long-term commitment is a promise to the people who defend and protect us, a major investment in our nation’s future and in tomorrow’s heroes.

Danielle was a live guest on the CBS 58 News at 4.

Her interview is attached to this story.

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