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Children's Support Resources - Children & Trauma
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We know one size doesn't fit all, so here are a variety of events, activities, and organizations that may be beneficial to you and your kids.

 

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Scholarship Available for Child Who Lost Parent in September 11, 2001 Attack
February 3, 2011
Study at Japan´s Waseda University for 4 years free. Application Deadline: March 15, 2011 To mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Ashinaga, a Japanese not-for-profit organization, is offering one full, 4-year scholarship to Waseda University in Japan (including tuition, room and board, travel and visa costs and a living allowance) for a student who lost a parent on September 11, 2001. Ashinaga provides financial support and emotional care to students who have lost a parent. Ashinaga began in 1969 and has helped more than 80,000 children. In order to apply, students who have lost a parent in the attacks of September 11, 2001 must meet Waseda University´s admission criteria and have taken the SAT or ACT as of March 13, 2011. To apply, please contact Mr. Peter Bernick at Bernick@ashinaga.org. The application deadline is March 15, 2011. Study would begin in September 2011, with an expected graduation date of July 2015. The organizers of the scholarship will be in New York City in early March, and would like to conduct interviews with candidates then. To find out more about Ashinaga, please click here www.ashinaga.org. To learn more about Waseda University, please visit www.waseda.jp/eng/u_graduate.html Kimberly Grieger Family Liaison September 11th Families' Association/Tribute WTC Visitor Center office: 22 Cortlandt Street, Suite 801 New York, NY 10007-3128

The CFA Institute September 11 Memorial Scholarship Program
http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/cfainstitute/
April 14, 2009
The CFA Institute and The Research Foundation of CFA Institute have established a scholarship program to assist dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of those persons who died or were permanently disabled or victims permanently disabled as a direct result of the 11 September 2001 attacks, who plan to pursue education in college or vocational school programs now or in the future. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time undergraduate study in finance, economics, accounting or business ethics majors at an accredited institution of the student's choice. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Lynch Memorial Foundation Has Awarded 63 Scholarships Since 9/11
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/nyregion/22lynch.html
March 23, 2010
The Lynch Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory of Firefighter Michael Francis Lynch who died while responding to the World Trade Center attacks. The scholarships are available to children of firefighters and victims of disasters that have occurred in the United States. To learn more click on link or go to: http://www.mlynch.org/

Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation Scholarship
http://www.mlynch.org/ml/index.htm
January, 9 2012
The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation will award college scholarships to the children of: New York City Firefighters, victims of September 11 2001 and victims of other disasters and fires. Interested applicants should visit http://www.mlynch.org/ml/ to obtain an application and review the candidate selection process. A written request for an application may also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation PO Box 132, Bronx, NY 10465

Scholarship America
http://www.scholarshipamerica.org/
July 8, 2006
Scholarship America is the nation's largest private sector scholarship and educational support organization. Through the Families of Freedom Fund, it provides postsecondary education assistance through the year 2030 to dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11 attacks. Families of Freedom 2 is the second scholarship fund created by Scholarship America. It provides scholarships for postsecondary education for families in Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street who suffered loss of income as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Educational assistance will also be offered to spouses and dependent children of these individuals. For more information, call (877) 862-0136 or visit the website.
Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

NASFAA 9/11 Scholarship Programs
http://www.nasfaa.org/students/Financial_Aid_For_Those_Affected_by_War,_Terrorism,___Natural_Disasters.aspx
January 2, 2012
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators provides a list of scholarship funds created for families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The website presents an overview of available funds, including organization scholarships, college-based scholarships, and summer programs.

New York State World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships
http://www.hesc.com/bulletin.nsf/0/5821E2FDC67C6CDB85256DB0006B02D6
April 14, 2009
The WTC Memorial Scholarship guarantees access to a college education for the families and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the September 11 attacks. For more information on the scholarship, click on the link above or call (888) NYS-HESC.

The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund
http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/city/washington/The-Sallie-Mae-9-11-Education-Fund-Scholarship-Program-8875/
January 2, 2012
This fund provides scholarship dollars for postsecondary education to children of those who died or suffered debilitating injuries in the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition, the fund provides grants to spouses of those killed or deemed permanently disabled so they can pay off their Sallie Mae loans. Visit the website to download guidelines and application forms.

Silver Shield Foundation
http://www.silvershieldfoundation.org
January 9, 2012
This support resource for families of police officers and firefighters is offering academic scholarships to those who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. Call (800) 811-4692.

Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
http://www.icmarc.org/vantagescholar/
January 2, 2012
This fund was established to assist children and/or spouses of deceased public employees who died in the line of duty, and who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs.

The United Kingdom 9/11 Scholarships Fund
http://www.britishcouncil.org/911scholarships.htm
January 2, 2012
Established jointly by the British Council and the World Trade Center Disaster Fund, this fund provides awards for study in higher or further education in the United Kingdom to children or dependents of victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Scholarships are offered for full-time study leading to a degree (undergraduate or graduate), or the equivalent, at a recognized institution in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland). There are no restrictions on age, nationality, or on residence in countries. Applicants must have lost a parent or guardian as a result of the terrorist attacks, be able to demonstrate need, hardship, or distress, and be in good academic standing. Visit the website for more information.

 

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Tuesday's Children Announces Project COMMON BOND
www.tuesdayschildren.org
January 10, 2012
Project COMMON BOND will bring together teenagers from several nations for a weeklong intercultural, community-building experience. Participants will engage in activities designed to foster trust, cooperation and communication through arts, music and sports, take part in a community service project, and initiate meaningful discussion on global issues. Project Common Bond takes place from Thursday, July 12 to Friday July 20 in Boston, Massachusetts. There is no cost to attend the camp. For more information and registration contact: Kathy Murphy at Tuesdays Children @ (516) 562-9000 or email: kathy@tuesdayschildren.org

Camp Erin
http://www.moyerfoundation.org/
March 5, 2008
Camp Erin, a bereavement camp for children between the ages of 6 and 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one, is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. It was created by the Moyer Foundation started by major league all-star pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen. The Moyer Foundation partners with expert local hospice and grief counseling organizations in the communities where the camps are implemented and funds the camp partner over a ten-year period, ensuring that the program becomes an important part of ommunity healing and growth. For information visit the foundation's website.

Project Common Bond Campers Gather in Belfast, Northern Ireland
http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/kids-of-9-11-dead-camp-with-teen-840187.html
August 4, 2010
Project COMMON BOND brings together select teenagers from around the world who share a common bond of personal loss due to terrorism. The program provides a week long opportunity for healing through community and a forum for a dialogue of hope and change. Our programs include conflict resolution and peace building, leadership training, mentoring, life management and social action programs adressing family and inidividual needs at each and every stage of life and recovery. Click on link to learn more about the 2010 Project Common Bond experience.

America's Camp
http://www.americascamp.org
Currently enrolling boys and girls, ages 7-15, for its August 2010 session.
America’s Camp is now enrolling boys and girls, ages 7 to 15, for its ninth summer in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. The session will begin on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 and finish on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Bus service is provided free of charge to and from camp on those days. This week-long, sleep-away camp is offered at no cost to eligible families. The campers have diverse backgrounds and interests, but share a common experience – they have all lost a parent or sibling either in the 9/11 attacks or in the line of duty at any time as a firefighter or law enforcement officer. A mature, enthusiastic staff is thoroughly trained to ensure a positive, fun, supportive environment. Camper-to-staff ratio is better than 2:1. Campers self-select activities from a wide range of individual and team sports, the arts and hobbies, and water activities at both the pool and lake. Trips and special events highlight a fun-packed week in a picturesque setting with great facilities. For information about the camp and enrollment, families can contact Beth Griffin at 1-800-548-6295 or e-mail her at the camp office at beth@americascamp.org or visit the camp website above. campers.

 

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Tuesday's Children
http://www.tuesdayschildren.org
January 10, 2012
Tuesday's Children is a nonprofit family service organization founded by family and friends of 9/11 victims. It currently offers a mentoring program, a family support network, and a special event resource. In addition, it provides workshops to help steer families toward the future. Please visit the website or call (516) 562-9000 for more information.

 

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