Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UNCF Offers College Scholarships to Children of Terrorist Attack Victims

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

UNCF Offers College Scholarships to Children of Terrorist Attack Victims

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noteworthy news: UNCF Offers College Scholarships to Children of Terrorist Attack Victims

FAIRFAX, VA.

The children of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be eligible to receive a full scholarship for a college education at one of the United Negro College Fund's 39 member institutions. New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced the new program at a press conference late last month.

"I would like to commend the United Negro College Fund for establishing a special scholarship fund for those children who lost their parents or guardians during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, including the attack at the World Trade Center," said Giuliani. "These scholarships will undoubtedly have a strong positive effect on the lives of thousands of young people who have suffered so terribly by ensuring that they will receive a first-class education."

Scholarships will be offered to any child, regardless of age, who lost a parent or guardian as a result of the tragic events. …

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