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New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship

This scholarship was established to benefit dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites. In order to apply, you must complete the World Trade Center Application. Deadline for fall and spring term is October 1 of the academic year for which aid is requested. The deadline for the spring term only is March 1 of the academic year for which aid is requested.  Based on current funding levels, the maximum award amount is $5,000 per academic year.

In order to be eligible, students must:

  • Be a child of spouse of an individual who was a NJ resident on September 11, 2001 and who was:
    • Killed in the terrorist attack against the U.S. on September 11, 2001
    • Died as a result of injuries received in the attack
    • Died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites
    • Declared missing an officially presumed dead as a result of the attack
  • Provide documentation to verify status
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be a full-time, undergraduate student
  • Eligibility to apply is limited to eight years from the date of the child’s high school graduation and/or eight years from the date of the death for the spouse
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Complete an application each year and not have received the maximum allowable number of payments (eight semesters of payments for a regular four-year degree program; five semesters of payments for a regular two-year degree program.)