As of 2017, the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund has awarded over $135 million to financially needy families since inception of the Fund in 2001.
The great news is that the Fund has been invested well and there remains over $69 million for the thousands of students who are yet to apply for awards. The Fund is poised to continue to support our families until it sunsets in the year 2030.
For the 2017 – 2018 academic year, the percentage of financial need to be paid will be 51%. The percentage of need fluctuates each year based on our annual actuarial study.
We remain committed to working to leverage and maximize all elements in the Fund and make the most generous award levels possible to students. Last year, the Fund awarded $12.8 million to 828 students across our nation – to date, we have served over 3,100 students with multiple awards.
Keeping Dreams Alive
"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."
Register & Apply
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.