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Dear Families,

Last year we recognized an exciting milestone for
the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund – awarding over $100 million to financially needy families since the inception of the Fund in 2001. The great news is that the Fund has been invested well and there remains significant funding for the thousands of students who are yet to apply for awards -- including $12.5 million for 2015-16.

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Apply for Families of Freedom
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Estimated Award Calculator

Start Planning Ahead! Estimate what the family is expected to contribute to the student's college expenses, and the amount that may be awarded to you for the upcoming academic year: Planning Ahead: Estimated Parent Contribution and Award Amount.

Eligibility Guidelines

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. Get registration guidelines here.

Get application guidelines for registered families here.


The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is managed by Scholarship America, the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.

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