Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund


Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2014/2015 academic year! This
year we will recognize an exciting milestone for
the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund – this summer we awarded 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 over $96.5 million for the thousands of students who are yet to apply for awards.

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Register & Apply

"The Families of Freedom Scholarship sustains the memories of all those lost or suffering due to 9/11."
--Maureen, Families of Freedom Recipient

Register for Families of Freedom       Apply for Families of Freedom
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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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 detailed guidelines here

Find updated Permanent Disability guidelines here

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

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