Scholarships

DCC Scholarship Priority Application Deadline Pushed to April 15, 2022!

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.

  • DCC Student Scholarship Program

    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

    • Fill out and submit the Student Scholarship Program application online.
    • Part of the application for scholarships requires that a resume is submitted along with all the other requested documents. The Financial Aid Office gets a lot of questions about the resume. View a template of how a resume for a high school student should look.
      • Visit Canva to look at sample resumes. Most templates are free to use. Search "High School Resume" to find a template that you can change to match your information.

    Application Procedure Spring 2022

    • Download a printable 2021-2022 Student Scholarship Program application here, and follow the provided instructions to send it in.
    • Part of the application for scholarships requires that a resume is submitted along with all the other requested documents. The Financial Aid Office gets a lot of questions about the resume. View a template of how a resume for a high school student should look.
      • Visit Canva to look at sample resumes. Most templates are free to use. Search "High School Resume" to find a template that you can change to match your information.

    Current Student Eligibility

    1. Enrollment (or plans to do so) in a degree or certificate program.
    2. A minimum Cumulative College GPA of 2.0.
    3. Completion of 12 or more graded college credits.

    First Year Eligibility
    If you have not previously enrolled as a college student, you should meet the following minimum requirements:

    1. Apply for Admission to DCC.
    2. High School Cumulative grade-point average of 2.25

    Transfer Student Eligibility

    1. Apply for Admission to DCC.
    2. A minimum Cumulative College GPA of 2.25.
    3. Completion of 12 or more graded college credits.

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