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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.

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children with strong financial need, as well as 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 [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship will honor an outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year. This scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need, academic merit [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship scholarship will honor one exceptional freshman each year with a four-year award. The applicant must have been conceived prior to the death or total and permanent disability of the eligible officer or firefighter. Must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate at any accredited [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. General scholarships provide a maximum award of $6,250 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 [...] More

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Last Reviewed: January 2020

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