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Formal application is the second step in the process of requesting scholarship funds. Students currently enrolled in college, or students who expect to enroll for the next term, must apply for scholarship assistance.

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.)

To apply, you may go to or download and print the application form below. If you are a full-time student and want to be notified of your award amount prior to the start of fall term, applications must be postmarked by May 15. If you are attending school part-time, taking individual or certification courses, or if you miss the May 15 deadline, your application must be submitted before the end of the term.

If you would like to 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, please visit Planning Ahead: Estimated Parent Contribution and Award Amount. Determine the suggested parent contribution (SPC) by entering financial data into the SPC Calculator. Enter the SPC value generated by the calculator to the Estimated Award Amount Worksheet to estimate the award amount for the upcoming year. (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.)

Please submit all application materials to:
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

If you have any questions, please contact Scholarship America by phone, fax or email.
Phone: 1-877-862-0136 (toll free)
Fax: 1-507-931-8924

“If I could talk to the donors who contributed to the Families of Freedom Fund, I would tell them that whatever they gave in any amount or in any form will never be forgotten. It will always be appreciated because it really did help this family."
-- Eileen, who used her Families of Freedom scholarship to attend law school after her husband passed away; three of their six children, to date, have also received Families of Freedom help.

Visit our Freedom Stories section to read inspiring stories from our families.