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 Retiree Scholarships  College Now Awards  Special Programs  100 Strong Scholarships  New York State Scholarships  Maritime Scholarships  General Scholarships  PHI BETA KAPPA


There are numerous scholarships available which can supplement the funding for your education. Currently enrolled Kingsborough students can explore the academic, performance, prestigious, emergency and merit scholarship offerings available through our database. Explore the featured scholarships below or explore the scholarship database to find the right opportunity for you. Each scholarship is unique and criteria may require further information including personal statements, GPA requirements, financial aid filings, to name a few. Complete the Scholarship Intake Form HERE to start the process!

Retiree Scholarships

Funded by the Kingsborough Retirees and administered by the Retiree Group Committee, an annual scholarship is awarded in the spring to one or two current students, based on need, academic achievement and community involvement. The scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: * GPA of 3.0 or above; *12-35 credits after winter of the given academic year; *Has strong financial need. NOTE: Students in the ASAP program are not eligible to apply, nor are those who have been awarded scholarship valued at more than $500 from Kingsborough or an outside agency Currently enrolled as a full-time student with the intention of enrolling at Kingsborough in the fall Active involvement in one or more of the college's co-curricular activities A deep appreciation for KCC and able to express it verbally and in a well-written essay. Student must meet CUNY regulations and guidelines as it pertains to receiving financial support. Read More

Special Programs

Kingsborough has many programs which aid students in attaining and completing a college education. Information about the programs can be found at their respective websites, whose links can be found on the KCC Student Resource page, located here under "Special Programs." Information about a wealth of other services, such as tutoring and counseling, can be found on that web page as well. For information about other programs, refer to the Student Handbook found here. Such programs include College Now, College Discovery, ASAP, COPE, Men's Resource Center, and Opening Doors. These programs provide a range of student support services: Metro Cards, funding for books, tutoring, mentoring, etc. There are a number of financial aid opportunities that are offered specifically to students pursuing a degree in education. Such opportunities may include scholarships, grants, or loan-forgiveness programs. Provided below are links to some programs that have supported many students in their pursuits in education.  Read More

100 Strong Scholarships

Kingsborough Community College received a $1 million gift to establish the Class of 2019 “100 Strong Scholarship Fund” from Barnes and Noble, Inc. Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio, who served as the keynote speaker for the College’s 54th Commencement Exercises in June. The “100 Strong Scholarship Fund” will provide full tuition for 100 recent high school graduates who are beginning studies this fall at Kingsborough. Moved by Kingsborough’s graduates, Mr. Riggio announced his commitment to providing scholarships to100 Kingsborough students who were in need of financial support, and that he would be giving the scholarships in the name of the 2019 Graduating Class. Requirements High school graduates who graduated in current year Enroll as a full-time matriculated student First-time freshmen Commit to complete their associates degrees at KCC Filed a FAFSA,TAP and do not qualify for any financial aid Pay in-state tuition To remain eligible... Read More

New York State Scholarships

New York State Scholarships Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship: provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. This program will help families who lost loved ones cover the cost of attending college in New York State. Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships: provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of American Airlines Flight 587's crash in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York on the morning of November 12, 2001. In the spirit of the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship, this program will help the 266 families who lost loved ones cover the cost of attending college in New York State. MERIT/MSRS Scholarships: provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States... Read More

General Scholarships

The Kingsborough Community College Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) established in 1982, exists solely to benefit Kingsborough Community College. Funds are used to provide student scholarships, support faculty development and scholarship, enrich the student learning experience, and build the college's endowment for future generations. The KCC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships year-round for eligible students in need of direct financial assistance. Once a student has established a GPA of 2.0 or better, they may apply for scholarship assistance, which can be used towards tuition, textbooks, transportation and other expenses related to their college attendance. A student must have remaining financial need in order to obtain a KCC grant. Remaining need is confirmed by completing a FAFSA form or by meeting with the coordinator of the Single Stop Office. Download Application or Read More

Emergency Scholarships

Carroll and Milton Petrie Emergency Fund: The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund provides eligible students facing short-term, non-recurring emergencies with a one-time grant to alleviate the situation. To ensure that the greatest number of students in need get assistance, recipients will receive only one grant during their tenure at KCC. The grant seeks to assist students so they can continue and complete their education at the College. Preference will be given to students with extreme emergencies. All grant requests will require documentation. You must submit documentation(s) attesting to the validity of any claims made or reasons given for the request. Note: Petrie grants will not be given for tuition cost, college debts or legal representation. Download Pertie Application or read more.

Women's Forum Education Award

The Women’s Forum Education Award recognizes extraordinary and often heroic effort in overcoming adversity as women restructure their lives for success. Unlike financial aid or scholarships, the $10,000 Award goes directly to the recipient for whatever needs loom largest for her, whether tuition, childcare, medical bills, elder care, transportation, housing, or any other priority. Candidates for an Award and their references should share the narrative of obstacles confronted and overcome, and also of demonstrated leadership and care for their community. Read More or Read Eligibility Requirements
Additional Info: The Office of Student Affairs will conduct information sessions for eligible students. Eligible students may also make individual appointments with Dean Mitra for assistance with the application: Dr. Brian R. Mitra, Dean of Student Affairs at
* Please note that scholarship opportunities may affect financial aid packages. ** Award will be given to the 2020 Women’s Forum Awardees in two installments: $5,000 upon notification of Award by June 30, 2020 and $5,000 in January 2021 or July 2021, upon successful completion of an additional semester of 6 or more credits.