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All About The Scholarships

All About The Scholarships

Scholarships are grants used as an alternate source for funding your education and does not have to be repaid.  Most scholarships are awarded on academic achievement and or financial needs.  However, not all scholarships require you to maintain a high GPA or demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are also awarded on other factors such as cultural background, field of study, special skills, community activities and organizational affiliations.  In addition, students are not restricted to the number of scholarships you can apply for or receive.

Most university and non-university scholarship funds will be automatically credited to your student account unless the outside agency has made arrangements either to give you the check directly or to send the check to the Bursar’s Office at the college you will be attending. Remember, even if you are given the check directly, you are obligated to inform the Financial Aid Office of your receipt of these funds. (CUNY Financial Award Guide 2012-2013)

Helpful Hints

There are deadline dates associated with scholarship applications, so it is to your advantage to contact the organization as soon as possible, obtain an application, process and return before the due date.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns parents and students to be careful of scholarships and financial aid scams.  Here are some helpful tips on scholarship scams to keep in mind when searching for external scholarships.


Available Scholarships and How to Apply

KBCC Financial Aid Office has provided a scholarship database to help with your search. 


African American         

Asian & Pacific Islanders          


Students with Disabilities

Latinas/Latinos & Hispanics          


Native Americans & Alaskan Natives         


 Scholarship opportunities are also available to students in the Honors Program, transferring students as well as academically talented students. 


There are more than 1,000 CUNY Wide Scholarships and Grants offered throughout the CUNY campuses.


Scholarships offered primarily to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families.


Disclaimer: The scholarship information and database posted here is for the sole purpose to aid students with their search for alternate source of funding their education.  Kingsborough Financial Aid Office is not affiliated with these organizations and do not evaluate or monitor these services.  It is in your best interest to take heed and practice precaution in your search.

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