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New York State Grants and Scholarships

New York State Grants and Scholarships

NYS Aid to Native Americans: This program provides aid to enrolled members of tribes listed on the official roll of New York State tribes or to the child of an enrolled member of a New York State tribe. For study in New York State.

NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans: is provided to students whose parent(s) have served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: is provided to New York State residents interested in high quality opportunities in community service.

Veterans Tuition Awards: Under this program, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, or other eligible combat veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State are eligible for awards for full or part-time study.

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 or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or is severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities.

NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships: offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers.

NYS Memorial Scholarships: Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace Officers and Emergency Medical Service Workers provide financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers*, and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. 

*Peace Officers are defined in the criminal procedures law and include many categories including New York State Correction Officers. 

NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence: Scholarships for Academic Excellence are awarded to outstanding graduates from registered New York State high schools. Awards are based on student grades in certain Regents exams. For up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State.

NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship: guarantees access to a college education for the families and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America and the resulting rescue and recovery efforts.

NYS STEM Incentive Program: provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation.

Part Time Scholarship (PTS): provides students attending a SUNY or CUNY community college an award that covers up to the cost of six credit hours per term. Available to students taking six to eleven credits per semester.

NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship: Scholarships for employees of NYS-licensed child welfare agencies to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree to enhance their skills as a child welfare worker.

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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.