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September 10, 2014

Fund Continues to Send Sept. 11 Victims' Children to College

About 100 children of 9/11 victims who were in kindergarten on September 11, 2001, are entering college this fall on full scholarships paid for with the last of more than $100-million raised for that purpose in the wake of the terrorist attacks, writes The New York Times.

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund was launched days after 9/11, with President Bill Clinton and former Senator Bob Dole spearheading a fundraising campaign that drew 20,000 donors in a year. The last $4.8-million of initial contributions will cover this year's scholarships. Rhianna Quinn Roddy, the fund's executive director, said returns on investment of the original $100-million will allow the organization to continue awarding college aid until 2030.