Posted Dec. 11, 2001

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Scholarship Program at John Jay College
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Princeton University announces four programs to help meet New York City-area needs resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11

The University has committed a total of $1 million to four programs that it is creating to assist individuals, especially young people, most directly affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and to help support New York City’s renewal and recovery from those attacks. The four programs will include:

  • Arts Alive, which will provide live arts and cultural experiences, along with complementary educational programs, in the spring of 2002 for up to 10,000 New York City-area schoolchildren at theaters, concert halls, art galleries and museums in New York City (the total commitment to this program will be roughly $500,000);
  • Scholarship Program at John Jay College, which will provide $250,000 in scholarship support for students at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which lost more than 100 students and alumni (firefighters and police officers) as a result of the September 11 attacks;
  • Princeton University Summer Programs, which will provide week-long programs next summer on the Princeton campus or at the Princeton-Blairstown (N.J.) Center for children who lost parents in the attacks of September 11; and
  • Research and Professional Assistance Fund, which will provide funds to support faculty and staff who are able to contribute special expertise to New York’s renewal, rebuilding and recovery, and to support graduate student dissertation research and undergraduate senior thesis research related to the September 11 attacks.

In announcing the programs, President Shirley M. Tilghman said: “Over the past three months, we have been encouraged by students, faculty, staff members, alumni and trustees to find ways in which Princeton University could help meet pressing needs resulting from the terrorist attacks of September 11. These conversations suggested several guidelines: First, given Princeton’s proximity to New York, we ought to focus on needs resulting from the attacks on the World Trade Center. Second, given Princeton’s mission, we ought to develop programs that involve teaching and research, and especially programs that help meet the needs of schoolchildren and students. Third, given the desire of so many members of the Princeton University community to help, we should draw as much as possible on their various talents and interests. And fourth, without trying to do more things than we can do well, we should try to identify and help meet a range of needs rather than concentrate all of our resources in one single area. The result of these conversations is the four programs we are announcing today.”

Further information, including contact information for the four programs, will be posted as it becomes available.



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