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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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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