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Families of Freedom



September 11 Scholarship Alliance  

Scholarship America  

One Scholarship Way PO Box 297  

St. Peter , MN 56082  


Phone: 877-862-0136  

Fax: 507-931-8924  

E-mail: scholarships911@scholarshipamerica.org  

Website: www.familiesoffreedom.org/  


Criteria: The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children and spouses 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.  


Forms needed: Forms can be obtained on www.scholarships911.org  

- Registration Form  

- Application form  


Application deadline: June 15th for next school year  


Documentation needed:  

- Death Certificate  

- Proof from MD of permanent Disability  

- 1040 US Tax Return ability  

- Transcript of grades  



Twin Towers Orphan Fund



4800 Easton Dr. Ste 109  

Bakersfield , CA 93309  






Criteria:The Twin Towers Orphan Fund was founded on September 12, 2001 for the sole purpose of providing educational and welfare assistance to the children who were orphaned (who lost one or both parents) by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The mission of the Twin Towers Orphan Fund is to provide long-term higher educational assistance and mental and physical health care assistance for children who lost parents in the World Trade Center , at the Pentagon, or onboard the four downed airliners  


Forms needed: Fill form to register this can be done online, any time and any age  


Application deadline: None  


Documentation needed:(Strongly encourage all dependents of victims to register regardless of age, this is an annuity which will accrue over time)  



New York State, HESC



99 Washington Ave.  

Albany , New York 12255  


Phone: 888-697-4372  

Website: www.hesc.com  

After you enter website go to About HESC then on the left side go to “click here to find ” TAP, grants, scholarships etc.” Under programs click on grants, scholarships then scroll down to WTC Memorial Scholarships.  


Criteria: The World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship guarantees access to a college education for the families and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America and rescue and recovery efforts  


Forms Needed:  

- Indicate relationship to deceased/disabled.  

- FAFSA form  


Application deadline: None  


Documentation needed:  

- Death or disability certificate  

- Self - evidence of disability  

- Spouse - marriage license.  

- Child - birth certificate or evidence of dependency  

- Financial dependent - documents proving shared finances, such as, joint ownership of bank accounts, other personal or real estate property, credit cards or renter's lease; or other evidence of financial dependence  



ING Direct Kids Scholarship Fund



CUNY Office of Student Financial Assistance  

1114 Avenue of the Americas Fl 15  

New York , NY 10036  


Phone: 212-817-7000 #6, 212-290-5697  

E-mail: bmack@uapc.cuny.edu  

Website: www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/content/2003/intruc.html  


Criteria: The ING DIRECT Kids Foundation established a 9/11 Scholarship Fund to assist CUNY part-time matriculated undergraduate students whose parent(s) died or were severely injured in the September 11, 2001 Attack on America  


Forms needed:  

Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application provided on website (link below) www1.cuny.edu/portal_ur/content/2003/app.pdf  


Documentation needed:  

- Your birth certificate  

- Death certificate of victim or letter from the MD for the disabled victim  

- FAFSA form must be filed  



The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)



4 Quakerbridge Plaza  

PO Box 540  

Trenton , NJ 08625  


Phone: 800-792-8670, 609-588-3214  

E-mail: ggreen@hesaa.org  

Website: www.hesaa.org  

After you enter the website go to the search and type in 911 then click on overview for WTC Fund and you will be able to find the forms and the information.  


Criteria: The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship has been established by the legislature to aid the dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, or who died as a result of injuries received in the attacks, or who are missing and officially presumed dead as a direct result of the attacks. Those incurring the full-time cost of attendance at an eligible institution, having lost the financial resources of a parent or spouse, are deemed to have financial need. In 2005-06, qualifying individuals will receive up to $6,500 per academic year, not to exceed the actual tuition, fees, room and board charged. Scholarship amounts may also change as a result of changes in program funding and student’s other available financial assistance. Scholarships will apply to both in-state and out-of-state institutions.  

Forms needed:  

- Family information form  

- Application form (provided online)  


Application deadline:  

Deadline for fall and spring term: Oct 1st  

Deadline for spring term: March 1st  


Documentation needed: Must prove NJ State resident for in or out of state school  



UK 9/11 Scholarship Fund



British Council  

Bridgewater House  

58 Whitworth Street  

Manchester M1 6BB  

United Kingdom  


Phone: Telephone +44 (0)161 957 7000  

Fax : +44 (0)161 957 7599  

Website: www.britishcouncil.org/911scholarships-scholarships.htm  

Criteria: The scholarships cover funding for full-time study leading to a degree at undergraduate or Master’s level (or equivalent in further education) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You must have lost a parent or guardian in the attacks or have a parent or guardian permanently injured. You must be able to show hardship.  


Forms needed:  

- Declaration form  


- Application form  




Needham Company 911 Scholarship Fund



Needham 9/11 Scholarship Fund  

445 Park Ave  

New York , NY 10017  


Phone: 212-705-0314  

Email: jturano@needhamco.com  

Website: www.needhamco.com/Default/AboutUs/911ScholarshipFund.aspx  


Criteria: The purpose of the fund is ensure that each victim’s child be provided with and opportunity for a private secondary and /or college-level education.  


The awarding of funds is primarily based upon individual need, scholastic abilities and community/civic involvement. Each applicant will be considered on his or her merits, on a case by case objective and non-discriminatory basis.  


Forms Needed:  

Needham 9/11 Scholarship Fund Form  



CFA Institute & Research 11 September Scholarship Services



Scholarship America  

One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297  

St. Peter , MN 56082  


Phone: Shellee Hintz 507-931-0408,  


Email: cfainstitute@scholarshipamerica.org  

Website: www.cfainstitute.scholarshipamerica.org

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