Student Emergency Funds
STUDENT EMERGENCY FUNDS
This student emergency fund was created to provide quick response emergency grants to matriculated students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies. The goal is to assist students so that they may continue their education, rather than being forced to take a leave of absence or to withdraw from school.
Examples of emergency include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of job by student or family member
- Fire, flooding or other natural disaster affecting living quarters
- Theft of computer, textbooks or other academic equipment
- Eyeglasses or essential dental work
- Travel for death of immediate family member
- Homelessness or impending homelessness due to loss of housing or temporary inability to pay rent/mortgage
- Loss of child care
- Need for season-appropriate clothing or clothing necessary for work or job interview
- On-campus food services for student and immediate family members
- Transportation fees and fares to school or medical appointments
Note: student emergency grants will not be given for tuition cost, college debts or legal representation.
These funds are awarded based on donor guidelines and the availability of scholarship funds.
In order for your application to be considered, you must satisfy the eligibility requirements listed below. Your application will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will be awarded a scholarship.
Within 30 days of receiving a scholarship grant, you must provide Kingsborough Community College with a letter of appreciation we can share with the donor. It should document how the funds lessened the emergency and allowed you to continue your education at KCC. The letter will be shared with the donor. You will not be able to register for the next semester until we have received your letter.
If approved, you will receive a notification email detailing how you will receive the funds and the deadline for submitting your letter of appreciation. Scholarship grants do not need to be repaid.
NOTE: If you have already received a Petrie Emergency Fund Grant or KCC COVID-19 Emergency Grant in the current semester, you are not eligible to receive an additional emergency.
In addition, KCC’s Access Resource Center can help you find out if you qualify for any public benefits. Visit https://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/arc/Homepage.html for more information.
To be considered for an emergency grant, you must:
- Be a matriculated Kingsborough Community College student
- Be registered for the current semester
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Complete a scholarship application. Click here to apply
- You will need to provide documentation to support your emergency request. Examples of acceptable documents include medical bills, utility bill statements, an official letter from your employer stating your loss of job, an official letter from your landlord stating rent owed or loss of housing or rent statement, a police report for theft, etc.
Should the total amount of your award total $600 or more during a calendar year, a Form 1099-Misc may be issued to you at year-end to report on your taxes, as governed by IRS regulations.