Being There for Kids Who Lost a Parent on 9-11

The rising cost of college is a growing burden on all families, including those parents who are federal public servants. College is even more of a financial stretch if you’ve lost a parent.

FEEA has and continues to provide nearly 200 scholarships to the children of federal civilian employees who died in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Pentagon on 9-11, and the US Embassies and Consulates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Libya.

Meet Billy*. Billy lost both his parents at the Pentagon on 9-11. FEEA was there for Billy when he wanted to study environmental science and paid his full tuition, fees, and room and board when he was ready to go to college.

FEEA also provided over 300 merit-based college scholarships this year to children of federal civilian employees and occasionally to the employee directly or their spouse.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

You can help a young person meet their potential.

* Billy’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy.