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September 11th Scholarships

In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a number of companies and organizations announced scholarship funds to help the children and families of the victims. Scholarships still exist and continue to disperse funds as long as the families of the victims of college age. Several of the awards have updated their criteria, offering funding to victims of any terrorist attack, disaster, or national emergency.

Below we have compiled a list of September 11th scholarships and awards for victims of other disasters. If you know of any scholarship funds that exist for those affected by the September 11th terrorist attacks or other national emergencies, please contact us. If you would like to find scholarships based on other criteria, conduct a free scholarship search. Chances are, no matter your characteristics or background, you will be eligible for a decent number of scholarships.

Aon Memorial Education Fund
Application Deadlines:
In 2002, Aon established The Aon Memorial Education Fund to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance to the dependent children of the Aon employees who were killed in the World Trade Center attacks. Over the years, the contributions of Aon clients, colleagues and friends have helped to ensure that the Fund will be able to assist every eligible child in fulfilling their educational [...] More

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Application Deadlines: May 15, Annually
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.

Scholarships may be used to attend an accredited vocational-technical school, trade school, two-year college, four-year college, or university located in the United States. Recipients may receive scholarship awards for up to four years, or the equivalent if [...] More

NLEAFCF - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need as well as scholarship and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The [...] More

NLEAFCF - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. This award recognizes financial need as well as academic achievement and candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but [...] More

NLEAFCF General Scholarship
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
General scholarships are for a single academic year. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The number of scholarships vary from year to year. This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of four years, depending on [...] More

Last Edited: November 2015

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