Today we reflect upon the events that happened 14 years ago and honor the victims and their families. With that in mind, we share a 2014 article from the New York Times about the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, which provides full scholarships to family members of the victims of the September 11 attacks.
“The organization initially enlisted President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole to raise more than $100 million so that children with so much on their minds would not have to worry about money for college. In a fitting coincidence, the last $4.8 million of those initial contributions will be handed out this fall semester,” wrote the New York Times.
Families of Freedom notes that beyond reaching its milestone in 2014 of awarding over $100 million since its inception, there still remains funding for students, including $12.5 million for 2015-16.