Scholarships are forms of aid given on the basis of academic merit. Though scholarships vary quite a bit on criteria, award, and duration, they all share one common factor: free money for your education.
Dawson Community College offers students two different opportunities to earn scholarships: the DCC Student Scholarship Program and the Buccaneer Excellence Program.
DCC Student Scholarship Program
Thanks to the Dawson College Foundation and their generous donors, Dawson Community College is able to provide scholarships through the DCC Student Scholarship Program. The Dawson College Foundation administers over 50 different scholarships opportunities for students. For a list of all foundation scholarships, please visit www.dawsoncollegefoundation.org.
Priority Application Deadline - April 4, 2022
The Student Scholarship program draws together endowed scholarships and donations, into a single scholarship application form. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by March 1st to be eligible for need-based scholarships.
Application Procedure 2022-2023
Application Procedure Spring 2022
Current Student Eligibility
First Year Eligibility
If you have not previously enrolled as a college student, you should meet the following minimum requirements:
Transfer Student Eligibility
Other Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarships require their own application form and may have requirements different from those of DCC’s Student Scholarship program.
6 $1,500 scholarships. Must attend Dawson Community College or Miles Community College. https://www.midrivers.com/2021-scholarships/
1 $10,000 scholarship. Must study in a field related to Midrivers mission. Internship at a location choosen in the cooperation. https://www.midrivers.com/2021-scholarships/
Dawson Community College varsity athletic programs provide intercollegiate competition. Students interested in pursuing varsity athletic scholarships should contact the coach; information is available at http://www.dawsonbucs.com/information/directory/
More Scholarship Information
Watch out for scholarship scams
Never give out your social security number or bank information for a scholarship.
There are six common scams: