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9/11 Freedom Scholarship Fund keeps helping families impacted by the attacks
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Tim Miller and Joe Palombo are among countless individuals whose dream to go to college became a reality after receiving a scholarship from the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund.
The fund, established by President Clinton and Sen. Bob Dole in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, was created to "ensure that the children of the victims would have access to post-secondary education," Rhianna Quinn Roddy, executive director of the fund, told FOX Business.
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The fund focuses on helping the family members of the men and women who lost their lives on the day of the attack. It also supports the relatives of all those who became permanently disabled, and in some cases gravely ill, due to their work on the rescue mission.
To date, the program has awarded $180 million in scholarships to over 3,800 students. However, their efforts are far from over, Roddy said. In order to keep helping people like Palombo and Miller, Roddy says they still need to raise $25 million.