In honor of all those who lost their lives in the September 11th terrorist attacks, today’s scholarship announcement is focusing on the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. The fund provides millions in scholarships each year to dependents and spouses of 9/11 victims.
The Fund awards millions of dollars in needs-based scholarships to 520 eligible members of the 9/11-community. Since the first scholarship was awarded in January 2002, the Families of Freedom Fund have distributed more than $50 million.
The average scholarship award this year is $16,000, with the highest award topping $40,000. Every applicant receives at least $1,000. It is estimated that about 5,400 more students will be eligible for these funds through 2030, when the Fund is set to sunset.
The Fund has raised more than $125 million, under the leadership of co-chairs former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Senator Bob Dole. If you would like to contribute, you can do so online.
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