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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
  • Victoria Ovis, who passed away suddenly on May 25, 2005, had over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the United States Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. The scholarship will honor one outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year.
    The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Vincent Bennett, who passed away suddenly on September 19, 2013, was a Manager for Cisco Systems in Iselin, N.J. for 15 years, and an integral member of the First Responders Children’s Foundation’s inaugural Hero Awards Gala committee. The gala was near and dear to Vince’s heart as he came from a family of first responders. He was a member of the National Sheriffs Association and an associate [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. These scholarships recognize financial need, academic merit and outstanding achievement in sports or the arts, and help students by providing financial support for their education at qualified institutions.

    General scholarships provide a maximum award of $5,000 for a single academic year. [...] More

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Amazon Offers $40K Future Engineer Scholarships

November 6, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

E-tail giant Amazon is now accepting applications to its Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program for students entering college in the fall of 2020. The scholarship program offers 100 current high school seniors from underserved and underrepresented communities across the country the opportunity to receive $40,000 scholarships to study computer science at a four-year college or university and a guaranteed paid internship offer at Amazon after the completion of their first year. [...]

NC Senator Proposes Taxing of Athletic Scholarships

October 31, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In response to the NCAA's vote to allow athletes to profit from their names, images and likeness, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina has proposed taxing those scholarships. Senator Burr tweeted: "If college athletes are going to make money off their likenesses while in school, their scholarships should be treated like income. I'll be introducing legislation that subjects scholarships given to athletes who choose to 'cash in' to income taxes." [...]

Gucci Gaffe Results in Green for Grads

October 8, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Gucci is releasing a new line of... diversity undergraduate scholarships for students who are "traditionally underrepresented in the fashion industry." The 1.5 million U.S. university college scholarship program is set to run for four years, targeting students who attend four-year universities. Special consideration will be given to those residing in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, D.C and/or for those who plan to attend or are currently attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). [...]

Last Reviewed: November 2019

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