Frequently Asked Questions.
What is the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund?
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is a scholarship fund that was created in the weeks following the attacks of 9/11. We provide postsecondary education assistance to financially needy dependents of those killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath.
Which students are eligible?
Our scholarship supports dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel who were involved in the rescue efforts.
What role did President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole play in establishing the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund?
President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole joined together to lead the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund fundraising effort. The two men served as co-chairs and helped raise over $100 million by September 4, 2002. Today, Bob Dole and Bill Clinton are co-chairing our 20th anniversary fundraising initiatives.
Is there an appeals process for families and/or individuals who feel they should have received a larger scholarship or were denied?
Yes. Families can contact Scholarship America at 1-800-862-0136 to submit appeals or learn more about the process.
Where can I get more information about the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund?
For more information on registration, eligibility, guidelines, and Fund management, please contact Scholarship America at 1-800-537-4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.