Priority Application Deadline - April 3, 2023
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 2023-2024
Application Procedure Spring 2023
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
Dawson Community College (DCC) is excited to offer various scholarships through The Buccaneer Excellence Program for students who will attend DCC. Dawson Community College will award academic tuition waivers to full-time Montana residents, with the exception of the Jump Start Scholarship, who have submitted an application and are not receiving athletic aid in collegiate athletics.
1. Complete an application for admission at DCC and please let us know what your HS GPA is.
2. Complete your FAFSA (DCC FAFSA Code is 002529)
3. Fill out the Buccaneer Excellence Scholarship application online, or download, print and submit a paper copy.
Students may be eligible to win one of the following scholarships, plus the Dual Enrollment Scholarship. Please read the criteria for winning a scholarship before completing a submission.
Excellence Scholarship - $250-$1,500
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their academic excellence.
$250 for GPA of 2.5-2.99
$500 for GPA of 3.0-3.49
$1,000 for GPA of 3.5-3.75
$1,500 for GPA of 3.76-4.0
Jump Start Scholarship - up to $1,000
For Montana residents who took a break from their education immediately after graduating from high school and want to start a new chapter in their education at DCC. Up tp $1,000 will be awarded, dependent on students' credit enrollment.
To keep this tuition waiver, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits.
Midyear Transfer Student Scholarship - Up to $500
For Montana students who transfer from a different college with a GPA of 2.50 to 4.00.
$250 for GPA of 2.5-2.99
$500 for GPA of 3.00-4.00
Dual Enrollment Scholarship - $500
For Montana high school students who took dual enrollment classes though DCC during their high school career.
Dawson Community College offers a variety of scholarships to students from all areas and walks of life. 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 General Fund
Thanks to the generosity of donors and the Dawson College Foundation, 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.
These scholarships are available for ALL students. Based on each scholarship's eligibility requirements, students may win multiple scholarships through the student scholarship program.
The Buccaneer Excellence Program
DCC has established the Buccaneer Excellence Program to welcome new students who are coming to our college. There are a variety of different types of tuition waivers that students can win, including a GPA award for traditional students, awards for non-traditional students taking 6 or more classes, awards for transfer students, and awards for students who participating in a DCC dual enrollment class.
Completing this scholarship only takes 2 minutes to complete and applicants will instantly know how much money they are eligible to receive! Students who are not from Montana or who are already receiving a tuition waiver through DCC are not eligible to win an award.
Other Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarships require their own application form and may have requirements different from those of DCC’s Student Scholarship program.
More Scholarship Information
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