New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to eligible students enrolled in an institution of higher education. This program also includes a dependent child or surviving spouse who must be enrolled on a full-time basis. Students who are in possession of a bachelor’s degree are not eligible. Scholarships shall be awarded annually for the cost of a degree for dependent children or surviving spouses of persons of New Jersey residents on September 11, 2001 who were killed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, or who subsequently died as a result of injuries received in this attack, or who were missing and officially presumed dead as a direct result of the attack. This tuition-free program shall include the hijackings of American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 175 and the crashes at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. In order to be granted this award, those students must be deemed to have financial need. In order to apply for the New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship program application and submit it to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. The Authority will determine the student’s eligibility for the scholarship and obtain verification from the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety concerning the relationship of the dependent child or surviving spouse to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

Before payment may be made to an eligible student, the institution must first certify that the student has registered full- time for an academic term and that the student is meeting the minimum standards for academic performance and academic progress at the institution in accordance with NJCAC 9A9-210.