Scholarship America, the administrator of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, offers a wide variety of resources for scholarship seekers and families. A number of support resources are also available for families impacted by 9/11. As you prepare for postsecondary education, the following resources may be of assistance.
If you are planning to attend college in New York State, this should be one of your first stops. The NYSHESC World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship provides access to a college education at approved New York postsecondary institutions for children, spouses, and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America. Recipients will receive a maximum of $23,045 for the 2016-17 academic year if living on campus and a maximum of $15,125 if commuting to college. Visit the NYSHESC website for details.
Formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Tuesday’s Children is a response and recovery organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss. More than 12,500 people directly impacted by the events of September 11th have been supported by Tuesday’s Children.
Voices of September 11 helps families heal after tragedy, a vital mission that began after 9/11. Today, the organization continues to address the long-term needs of those impacted by 9/11, commemorates the 2,977 lives lost, and promotes national preparedness. Visit their website to learn about their work with families, survivors, first responders and more.
This section of the Scholarship America website gathers a host of resources in one place: links to scholarship applications; information about Scholarship America initiatives like the Dream Award, the Collegiate Partners program and Dollars for Scholars; and downloadable ebooks and other resources.
Ebooks and blog posts from Scholarship America’s financial aid experts are also available via The Scholarship Coach, which gathers recent posts and publications geared toward those seeking scholarships.
Blogs and Social Media
Stay up to date with Scholarship America (and learn about new scholarship opportunities as they open) by following:
9/11-Related Funds At Your School
Many colleges and universities around the country have established scholarship and financial support funds for families impacted by 9/11. As you research colleges, make sure to contact the financial aid offices at your prospective schools to find out if there is designated funding available.