Applicants for the New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship must be a child or spouse of an individual who was a NJ resident on September 11, 2001 who was: Killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001; Died as a result of injuries received in the attacks; Died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites; Declared missing and officially presumed dead as a result of the attacks. Students must be citizens, eligible non-citizens or eligible to file the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student. Eligibility to apply is limited to eight years from the date of the child’s high school graduation and eight years from the date of death for the spouse. This is offered twice a year, with March and October deadlines. Dollar amounts will vary.
The WTC scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed or died as a result of injuries sustained by the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The award also benefits the dependents of those who died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites. 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. The WTC Board sets the amount of the scholarship each summer for the next academic year. The scholarship amount cannot exceed the actual tuition, fees, room and board charged. Scholarship amounts may change as a result of changes in program funding and students’ other available financial assistance.