Newton 9-11 Memorial Scholarship Application

The Newton 9-11 Memorial Committee is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity that designed, raise funds for, and installed a memorial to the victims and heroes of 9/11/2001, especially the eight Newton residents who lost their lives that day. Thanks to our generous contributors, we can offer, starting in 2023, annual scholarships to Newton high school students. By engaging current students to write about 9-11, we hope to preserve the lessons of that fateful September day.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must:

Complete the application and submit an essay about the suggested topic.

Be a rising high school senior and resident of Newton, Massachusetts.

Meet the deadline of July 1, 2023.

We hope that the quality of the essays will merit one $1000 scholarship and two additional scholarships, each for $500, which will be awarded at the 2023 Memorial Commemoration. Scholarship recipients will be announced in early September 2023.


NAME: __________________________________________

ADDRESS: _______________________________________


DATE OF BIRTH: _______________________________

HOME PHONE: _________________________________

EMAIL: _________________________________________

HIGH SCHOOL: _________________________________


Write your essay to address the following topic with a minimum of 200 words and a maximum of 500 words. Background information about the memorial is at

  • Describe your experience visiting the Newton 9-11 Memorial. 

    For example, did anything about the memorial surprise you? What are the memorial’s lessons about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001? What do you think about the City’s response—both the memorial and its annual commemoration—to those attacks? Who among the Newton victims interested you most, and why? 

I certify that the submitted information is true and complete. I understand that withholding information requested or giving false information will disqualify me from receiving this scholarship.

Signature: _____________________________________________

Date: _______________

Print Name: _____________________________________________

Submitting your application:

  • Application and essay are due by July 1, 2023

Email questions and/or completed application and essay to: 

Sande Young: ssyspts33 [at]

Anil Adyanthaya: adyanthaya [at]