Scholarship grant applications will be considered for one of the following emergency funds: the Carroll and Milton Petrie Emergency Grant Fund; the Course Hero Student Emergency Aid Fund; or the KCC COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
They 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 letter 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 grant at this time. As an alternative, you can apply for other scholarships by visiting the following link: www.kbcc.cuny.edu/admission/scholarships_grants_awards.html.
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. NOTE: Only completed applications will be considered. If you have questions about the application, please email email@example.com and include your name, EMPLID, and question.
- Submit a typed 500-word personal statement that includes:
- A summary of the financial obstacles you are facing
- A description of how you would use the funds if awarded
- A “plan of action” for how you intend to cover these expenses going forward
- You will need to provide documentation to support your emergency request. Examples of acceptable documents include medical bills, bank statements, a letter from your employer stating your loss of job, a letter from your landlord stating rent owed or loss of housing, a police report for theft, etc.
- If this is not the first time you have applied for emergency funds from Kingsborough Community College, please indicate when and what funds you have requested and received.
- Email completed application and documentation to Scholarships.KCC@kbcc.cuny.edu
EMERGENCY SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS:
Your application will be considered for one of the following emergency funds.
The Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant 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: Petrie grants will not be given for tuition cost, college debts or legal representation.
Created with funds from Achieving the Dream, in partnership with Course Hero, the Course Hero Student Emergency Aid Fund provides financial assistance to eligible college students experiencing financial hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including non-Title IV students, regardless of background, circumstance, and immigration status.
These funds will help to ensure that these students are able to partially meet their urgent and unexpected needs and continue progress toward earning their degree.
Funds cannot be awarded for:
- Previous debts to college
- Full or partial tuition/fee costs
- Legal representation in a criminal proceeding or Kingsborough Community College disciplinary proceeding
Created with generous donations by KCC staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, retirees, and other distinguished donors, the KCC COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund seeks to assist eligible students coping with recent, unexpected hardship directly related to the COVID-19 crisis.
The purpose of the Emergency Fund is to enable matriculated students in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 or higher), experiencing short-term financial emergencies, to continue their education at Kingsborough Community College without interruption. Students who demonstrate need and are facing a current, COVID-19 related emergency may apply for a grant.
Note: This grant will not be given for tuition cost, college debts or legal representation.
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.