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The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits financially needy dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.

Scholarship assistance is available to eligible students who enroll in an undergraduate program of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Funding for the graduate program will end with the close of the 2020-2021 academic year. Most funds provide scholarship assistance for a maximum of four years or its equivalent, depending on total funding available. Our financial need formula is used to determine award amounts for each eligible student.

To start the application process, please click on the Apply Now button below.


Application Instructions

Only individuals registered with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund are eligible to apply. For detailed information, review the eligibility guidelines on the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund website.

Registrants will receive an email with instructions and a link to the current Families of Freedom Application. The student MUST apply during the application window (see dates below) or they will not receive funding for that timeframe. Please note all applications will close at 3 CT on the last day.

Year Application: May 5 (Open) – October 1 (Close)

This option is available to full-time undergraduate students attending school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Fall Semester and Quarter Application: June 15 (Open) – December 15 (Close)

This option is available for full-time or part-time undergraduate students or those taking individual or certification courses applying for one semester at a time.

Spring Semester, Quarter & Winter Application: January 1 (Open) – May 1 (Close)

This option is available for full-time or part-time undergraduate students or those taking individual or certification courses applying for one semester at a time.

Summer Application: May 5 (Open) – October 1 (Close)

This option is available for full-time or part-time undergraduate students or those taking individual or certification courses applying for one semester at a time.

Please contact info@familiesoffreedom.org if you have questions or did not receive your invitation. Funding for the graduate program ended with the close of the 2020-2021 academic year.

If you submitted a year application, you will be notified by email of your award in early August. Checks will be mailed to student’s home address in one-installment. Checks are made payable to the school on behalf of the student.

If you submitted a Fall, Spring or Summer application, once the complete application has been submitted, please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. Students will be notified by email of their award. Checks will be mailed to student’s home address in one-installment. Checks are made payable to the school on behalf of the student.

To calculate estimated awards, please visit the estimated award calculator on the Families of Freedom website.

Email: info@familiesoffreedom.org
Phone: 877-862-0136
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

To start the application process, please click the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!