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All About Scholarships


Disclaimer: Scholarships are not made for, by or on behalf of Kingsborough Community College, and further the college in fact does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender orientation, race, ethnicity or national origin.

Scholarships are used as an alternate source of funding for students' education and do not have to be repaid. Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and/or merit. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need.

Though some scholarships have a GPA and/or financial need requirement, not all scholarships require students to maintain a high GPA or demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships are also awarded on factors such as cultural background, a field of study, special skills, community activities, and organizational affiliations. In addition, students are not restricted to the number of scholarships they may apply for or receive.

Most university and non-university scholarship funds will be automatically credited to students' accounts unless the outside agency has decided either to give the check directly to the student or send the check directly to the Bursar's Office. Remember, even if given the check directly, students are obligated to inform the Financial Aid Office of the receipt of these funds. (See the CUNY Financial Award Guide 2023- 2024 for further information)

Helpful Hints
There are deadlines associated with scholarship applications, so it is very important that students contact the organization(s) responsible for the scholarships as soon as possible to confirm application deadlines, to obtain a/an application(s), and submit application(s) before the deadlines.
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.

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

Kingsborough Community College Scholarship:

CUNY Scholarship page:

Disclaimer: The scholarship information posted here is for the sole purpose of aiding students with their search for alternate sources of funding their education. The Financial Aid Office is not affiliated with these organizations and does not evaluate or monitor these services. It is in your best interest to practice precautions in your search.


The Kingsborough Community College Foundation offers several scholarships (including needs-based financial assistance, special awards, book vouchers and emergency grants) to qualified applicants throughout the academic year. KCC Foundation scholarships are funded by individual donors, charitable foundations and grantmakers, and are awarded without explicit regard to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, national origin or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city law.

However, the College also promotes external non-Foundation scholarship opportunities, such as the ones listed here, which may potentially take certain factors such as race or gender into account. KCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender orientation, race, ethnicity or national origin. The scholarship opportunities posted here are NOT affiliated with the KCC Foundation and are not monitored by the College in any capacity. We therefore advise students to take necessary precautions when reviewing these options.