University of Michigan to Offer Scholarships
To Children of Alums Killed in AttacksDETROIT
The University of Michigan will offer scholarships to children of 18 alumni killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Interim President B. Joseph White announced the program last month at a board of regents meeting.
“We hope that this living memorial will bring some comfort to their survivors and assurance that we too remember and cherish the memory of those whose lives were lost,” White said. “My hope is that some of their children will someday attend our great university.”
The families of the Michigan alumni who died in the attacks include 11 children, who range in age from several months to four years.
The scholarships will cover tuition in any of Michigan’s undergraduate programs for first-year and transfer students. They will be registered in the national Sept. 11 Scholarship Alliance database.
In New York, family members and dependents of people killed or disabled in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will receive college scholarships under a bill signed last month by Gov. George Pataki.
The legislation gives students a free education at the State University of New York or the City University of New York. It also provides an equal amount of aid to a student who wants to attend a private college in the state, Pataki said.
“These families should not have to worry about how they are going to pay for college, and with this measure, they will never have to worry,” Pataki said.
The program is open to any immediate family members or dependents of those killed or disabled in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
The average cost of attendance at a SUNY four-year college is nearly $12,000 per year.
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