The children of insured workers killed in an industrial accident can apply for a new scholarship program sponsored by the Worker's Compensation Fund of Utah.

"Nothing can make up for the loss of a loved one in an industrial accident," said Blaine Palmer, chief executive officer for the fund. "However, it is our hope that this scholarship program will provide meaningful assistance and recognition to deserving young people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to pursue a higher education or vocational training."The scholarships will waive tuition and fees of up to $1,000 at a Utah state school of higher learning for a period up to four years.

Eligible applicants are judged by grade point average, standard test scores, general character, community involvement and economic need.

Applications are due at the fund general offices by Dec. 7. Contact Greg Johnson, Fund Communications Manager, at 538-8003 for more information.