Through the September 11 Scholarship Alliance, a number of funds that shared the goal of helping the families of 9/11 victims were established, and many of them remain active. The funds below are not administered by or associated with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, and are listed here simply as a resource for families who may be seeking additional aid opportunities. Please contact these funds directly for more information.
The 9/11 High School Scholarship Fund, in Memory of Patrick S. Murphy
The Fund provides need-based high school scholarships to children adversely affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Applicants must be residents of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut and attend a Catholic or private high school.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Grants are available by semester for undergraduate study at any two-year, four-year, technical, or trade school in the United States. Eligible applicants must demonstrate unmet financial need. The September 11th Grant may cover any or all of the following educational expenses: tuition, required fees, books, room and board, and other educational costs.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship Program
Initiated by George E. Pataki, Governor of New York, the legislated New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship guarantees a college education to all of the families of those killed or seriously and permanently disabled in the terrorist attacks at all SUNY and CUNY schools or an equivalent amount of aid for students attending private colleges in New York State.
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United Negro College Fund (UNCF)Liberty Scholarship
Liberty Scholarship is the commitment of the 39 UNCF members to provide full scholarship support for the children of victims who were killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11 tragedy. A grant from the Keck Foundation provides support to students attending UNCF institutions who were economically affected by the tragedy.