Family awards scholarship in name of White Plains 9/11 victim

Whiteplains.lohudblogs.com

The memory of Sharon Balkcom, a victim of the 9/11 terror attacks, will live on in the life and achievements of a college student whom recently received a scholarship in Balkcom’s name.

Toni Benjamin, left, stands with Joan Balkcom of Greenburgh, sister of Sharon Balkcom, who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. (The Sharon Balkcom 9/11 Memorial Scholarship)

The Sharon Balkcom 9/11 Memorial Scholarship fund has given a grant to Toni Benjamin, a junior at Colgate University. Benjamin, who lives in the Bronx, is a two-time recipient of the scholarship.

Balkcom, who lived in White Plains, died in the north tower of the World Trade Center.

In 2009, her family established an endowment at Colgate, Balkcom’s alma mater. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students from the New York  City area.

This entry was posted in Families in the News. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. FDNY Firefighter Andrew Dipadova needs blood and platelets

      September 3 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
    2. 9/11 widow Lisa Luckett to appear on “Conversations with Joan”

      September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    3. Plaque Ceremony for FDNY Deputy Chief Michael J. Fahy, Battalion 19

      September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4. Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund’s Theatre Fundraiser – “Pretty Woman”

      September 27 @ 7:00 pm
    5. Be the Match End Blood Cancer Walk & Run – Roosevelt Island

      September 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm