On September 11, 2001 there were simultaneous attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington DC. Thousands were killed and the day has become as infamous in American history as was the attack on Pearl Harbor sixty years earlier. Those who died will never be forgotten, and there are a number of organizations and foundations that offer grants in their commemoration.
These grants can take the form of educational grants for the spouses and children of individuals who died in the 9/11 attacks to commemorative grants for projects in communities in which the 9/11 victims will be memorialized or grants given to community groups or organizations that are looking to prevent the same kind of atrocities from happening again. Taking a look at some of the different kinds of grants available in commemoration of the 9/11 victims can give you an idea of what you are looking at being available.
Kinds of 9/11 Grants Available
Do Something and American Express “Do Something 9/11 Memorial Grants” which award monies to community groups that are planning activities or projects that are planned to recognize and/or commemorate emergency responders, military members and others who put their lives on the line every day. More information about this particular program can be found at: Do Something Remembrance Grant
The Needham 9/11 Scholarship Fund is normally awarded to children of the 9/11 victims and are based on need as well as academics. Applications are usually approved at the beginning of the school year or semester and vary depending on the financial need of the person granted the award. More information on this particular award can be found at: Needham 9/11 Fund
The federal Government itself gives out National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants. This money goes to communities that are looking at sponsoring events in commemoration of the 9/11 tragedies and the people who died in them. More information on these kinds of 9/11 grants can be found at: Grants.gov
Another educational grant is given by the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. These monies are awarded to children of the families and victims of the 9/11 attacks. Details regarding these grants as well as applications can be found at: Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
Indeed, there are many educational institutions that have their own funds set aside for those who are eligible (primarily children of the victims or family members of first responders). You may want to check with your individual educational institution to determine if they have any special grants or scholarships for you.
Of course these are not the only grants or scholarships available to those who were involved in the 9/11 attacks. Many individual organizations and foundations have funds put aside for victims or communities for a variety of reasons, and it never hurts to inquire as to what kinds of monies are available from local governments and community organizations.