9/11 Scholarships

9/11 Scholarships – We Will Never Forget

It’s hard to believe that this year’s crop of college freshmen were only in kindergarten when America was shaken to its core on September 11, 2001. In fact, they are probably the last group of students who may have some memory of the events that unfolded that day. Future college students will only know of 9/11 through pictures, books, and movies. They won’t know how it felt to watch the Twin Towers fall to the ground like sand sculptures and wonder if someone they loved was still trapped inside. They won’t remember the screaming and crying that echoed in our ears for months. And most of all, they won’t know the feeling of pride and unity we all experienced as we came together to declare, “We are Americans, and we will never forget.”

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering 9/11 Through Scholarships

Remembering 9/11 Eleven years ago, I was sitting in my car and stuck in morning traffic. I vividly remember listening to the radio and hearing that a plane had ‘accidentally’ flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. A few moments later, I walked into the local bowling alley and found everyone hovering around the televisions. No one was moving and their faces were contorted with looks of disbelief and horror. I had assumed a small prop plane had made the mistake of getting too close to the buildings, but I could see from the damage that it was much more serious. As we began debating how a commercial jet could possibly hit one of the towers, another sliced through the other tower. I instantly dropped to my knees and began to sob; it was as if I could hear those innocent souls screaming out for help, but I could do nothing.
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Hope Rises From the Ashes

Always Remember 9-11-01: Ground ZeroLast weekend, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, many Americans sat glued to televisions and computers, reliving that horrible day when all of our lives changed on September 11, 2001. Fires smoldered and rescue efforts soon turned to recovery missions. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day, but stories of heroism by everyday people on that fateful day have inspired our country to move forward and persevere.

Some positive outcomes of the tragedy are the many wonderful 9/11 scholarship programs that have been created to honor those who gave everything on that day. Families, companies and organizations have all come to the rescue of the children who lost parents or other family members that day. The 9/11 scholarship programs vary in scope and purpose, but all have the same intent: take something horrible and find the good in it. Here are just a few of the scholarships available to those affected by one of our nation’s greatest tragedies. Continue Reading…

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