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.
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.
Fill out and submit the Student Scholarship Program application online.
If you prefer, you can download a printable 2020-2021 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, so here is an example of what well developed resume looks like. Resume Example
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.
Excellence Scholarship ($250-$1,500)
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their academic excellence.
Presidential Scholarship (up to $2,000)
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their participation in school clubs and activities in conjunction with their GPA, or status as high school salutatorian or valedictorian. Must also submit:
Non-Traditional Student Scholarship ($500)
For Montana residents looking to continue their education taking six or more credits who fit one of the following criteria:
Online Student Scholarship ($250-500)
For Montana residents who will be attending online full-time.
Fresh Start Scholarship (up to $1,000)
For students who earned at least a 2.0 GPA in high school or at a previous college or took a break from their education and want to succeed at DCC are eligible for this scholarship. Up to $1,000 will be awarded for the Fresh Start Scholarship to help students start a new chapter at DCC. To keep the scholarship, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled and active in at least one student club or organization.
Dual Enrollment Scholarship (up to $500)
For Montana high school seniors who took dual enrollment classes through DCC during their high school career.
Student Ambassador Scholarship ($500)
Students have the chance to gain valuable work experience within the Enrollment Management team giving tours to prospective students and helping with events on campus.
Refer-a-Buc ($250 up to tuition cost)
Current DCC students and student-applicants can earn $250 towards their tuition cost - up to the full tuition cost - for each student they refer to DCC, and the referred student can also earn $250 towards their tuition cost.
Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the Buccaneer Excellence Program scholarship review committee. Limited funds available.
If you have any questions, please contact Associate Director of Enrollment Management – Sarah North Wolfe at 406-377-9403.
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
1 $10,000 scholarship. Must study in a field related to Midrivers mission. Internship at a location choosen in the cooperation.
Dawson Community College varsity athletic programs provide intercollegiate competition. The varsity sports are men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s rodeo, baseball, and fast pitch softball.
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: