Students & Families
- Estimated Award Calculator
- Eligibility Guidelines
- Financial Need Formula
- Permanent Disability
- Other 9/11 Funds
- Family Resources
Students currently enrolled in college, or students who expect to enroll for the next term, must apply for scholarship assistance. An application is required each year; you can apply online or with a paper application using the links above.
Eligibility for scholarships from the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund and the subfunds operated in conjunction with the Fund is generally dependent on financial need, however, at this time there are modest scholarships available from various subfunds for Fund registrants who do not have financial need. (See the General Subfunds and Designated Subfunds pages for more information.)
You can learn about how financial need is calculated by the Fund by visiting the Financial Need Formula page; if you would like to estimate your expected family contribution and the amount that may be awarded to you for the upcoming academic year, please visit the Estimated Award Calculator. (Please note that while this tool is available for you to use in your planning, the final award amount will not be provided until an official application is submitted. A number of factors are used to calculate the final award amount, and changes in any one area may impact the final total.)
If you apply using the printed form, mail to:
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Phone: 1-877-862-0136 (toll free)
"The Families of Freedom Scholarship sustains the memories of all those lost or suffering due to 9/11. It is so humbling that donors, who are seemingly strangers, can show such kindness and compassion. Scholarship America gives me strength and hope for a better future."
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims. If you are eligible to receive assistance, you'll need to complete a one-time registration; after that, you will need to submit an application each year.
Use the "Planning Ahead" Estimated Award Calculator to stimate 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.