Families of Freedom: General Subfunds

General Subfunds
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund subfunds listed below are operated in conjunction with the main Fund and provide educational assistance to the dependents of those persons killed or permanently disabled during the 9/11 tragedy. These subfunds are governed by separate, independent agreements between Scholarship America and the subfund donors that detail their specific terms and conditions. (1) For more information on each of these subfunds, see below.

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Benjamin Moore & Co. Heroes of Freedom Fund
On behalf of its employees and network of independent retailers across the U.S. and Canada, Benjamin Moore & Co. established the Heroes of Freedom Fund to provide scholarships for postsecondary study to children, spouses, and domestic partners of those persons killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Recipients must have financial need and may attend postsecondary institutions in the United States or Canada. Scholarships are available for undergraduate or graduate study.

Biogen Legacy Fund
Provides scholarships to children who lost a parent during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

Citigroup Relief Fund
Provides scholarships for postsecondary education for the children of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Citigroup Foundation created the Fund with an initial multi-million dollar contribution. Additional contributions from clients, share-holders and colleagues, individuals, and organizations from around the world significantly increased the value of the Fund. Recipients must have financial need and may attend postsecondary institutions in the United States and abroad. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

DaimlerChrysler Corporation Help the Children Fund
Provides postsecondary educational assistance for the children of those killed or permanently disabled during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and may attend postsecondary institutions throughout the world. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

The Fund also provides scholarship awards for the children of those killed or permanently disabled during the 9/11 terrorist attacks who do not have financial need. These scholarships are currently distributed in the amount of $1,000 per year and are provided for up to four years, or the part-time equivalent up to eight years, for undergraduate study at postsecondary institutions throughout the world.

Hyogo Prefecture Friendship Fund
Established by the Hyogo Prefecture Fundraising Committee for the Dependants of the Victims From September 11 in Japan to express gratitude for support received during the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995 and to provide similar support for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. The Fund provides postsecondary education scholarships for the dependents of those who were killed or injured as a result of the 9/11 attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

International Youth Foundation (IYF) Nokia Education Fund
In cooperation with the International Youth Foundation, Nokia established the Fund with an initial corporate grant. Additional contributions were provided by Nokia staff and suppliers. The Fund provides postsecondary educational assistance for the children of those killed as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and may attend postsecondary institutions in the United States and abroad. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate study.

Major League Baseball (MLB)/ Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Freedom Scholarship Fund
Major league baseball and its players’ association established the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund to aid victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and their dependents. Baseball teams and players along with the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR, made contributions to the Fund.

National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) Survivors Relief Fund
The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF) created the Fund, which provides scholarships for postsecondary study for the dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate or graduate study.

PeopleSoft/Oracle Scholarship Fund
Provides education assistance for postsecondary study for the dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

PGA TOUR 9-11 Scholarship Fund
PGA TOUR players, tournaments, staff, and fans contributed to the Fund to provide education assistance for postsecondary study for the dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation American Heroes Fund
The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation created the American Heroes Fund in the days following the 9/11 attacks to allow Polo Ralph Lauren employees worldwide, as well as the Company’s customers and related business partners, the opportunity to participate in the relief effort. The Company matched employee contributions dollar-for-dollar and donated 10% of customer purchases at Ralph Lauren stores and on its Internet site during the month of October, 2001. The Fund provides scholarships for postsecondary study for the children of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and may attend postsecondary institutions in the United States or abroad. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

The Power of America Fund
Energy companies from around the world joined together to create The Power of America Fund. The Fund provides scholarships for postsecondary study for the children and spouses of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Scholarships are awarded on a one-time only basis in the amount of $1,000, and recipients must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Financial need is not considered. Awards are available for undergraduate study only.

Scottish Rite National Disaster Relief Scholarship Fund
Established by the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. to provide scholarships for postsecondary study for the spouses, children, parents, siblings (and children whose legal guardians perished) of those killed as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recipients must have financial need and must attend postsecondary institutions in the United States. Awards are available for undergraduate and graduate study.

1. The Peoplesoft/Oracle Scholarship Fund and the PGA TOUR 9-11 Scholarship Fund are governed by the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund Declaration.
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Keeping Dreams Alive

Maureen"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."

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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.

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