Facts About
Scholarship America

• Charity Navigator, the nation's premier evaluator of non-profit organizations, has put Scholarship America in its top-ten list of "Slam-Dunk Charities," for fiscal health and responsibility to donors.

• Scholarship America has raised more than $108 million for this fund. Approximately $20 million more has been committed by major donors.

• As of November 2007, a total of 1,352 families had registered with the fund, representing 4,792 individuals.

•As of the same date, Scholarship America had distributed scholarships to nearly 900 people, totaling more than $23 million.

• Scholarship America has kept administrative expenses for family registration, evaluation and issuing awards to 4 percent of total disbursements since 2001. Our expenses for support and fundraising since inception have been $1,589,000 for this $108 million fund, or 1.5% in an industry where administrative costs of 20% are well within the norm.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Funds

Designated Subfunds

Contributions to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund include the designated funds listed below. All of these funds are administered in conjunction with Families of Freedom, but are for a designated group of 9/11 families, or those attending a specific post-secondary school. For more information on any of these funds, please Contact Scholarship America.

Big Ten 9/11 Scholarships
This Fund was established to assist dependents of the September 11 attacks attain post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend Big Ten universities.

DuPont Scholarship Fund
The DuPont Scholarship Fund was established by the DuPont Company to provide scholarships to dependent children of police officers, firefighters, and other uniformed emergency response personnel who were killed during the terrorist attack on America, September 11, 2001.

Japan Relief Fund
Funds were raised by a number of Japanese companies to provide scholarships to dependents of uniformed officers and relief workers who died during, or as a direct result of, the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, or the rescue activities necessitated by such events.

NCAA 9/11 Scholarships
NCAA will provide scholarships for undergraduate study at NCAA member institutions for dependents of victims or permanently disabled individuals and scholarships for individuals who were permanently disabled on September 11, 2001.


“The Families of Freedom Scholarship has been a tremendous benefit to me and my brother in pursuing our college degrees,” said Evan Kanter of Edison, N.J., a Families of Freedom Scholarship recipient. “The Fund has allowed us the ability to focus on the parts of life that are most important to us. The first year after 9/11 was very hard to take, but the scholarship has relieved some of the financial burden from my mother, brother and me.” Read more