Leonard and Louise Riggio Scholarship: Apply Now, Attend KCC Tuition-Free!

The Leonard and Louise Riggio Scholarship

Leonard Riggio

Kingsborough Community College received a $1 million gift to establish the Class of 2019 “Leonard and Louise Riggio Scholarship Fund” from Barnes & Noble, Inc. Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio, who served as the keynote speaker for the College’s 54th Commencement Exercises in June. The “Leonard and Louise Riggio 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.


  1. High school graduates who graduated in current year
  2. Enroll as a full-time matriculated student
  3. First-time freshmen
  4. Commit to complete their associates degrees at KCC
  5. Filed a 22-23 FAFSA and TAP application 
  6. Pay in - state tuition
  7. To remain eligible, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5


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