Buccaneer Excellence Program

Dawson Community College (DCC) is excited to offer various scholarships through “The Buccaneer Excellence Program” for students who will attend DCC. 

  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.

Excellence Scholarship ($250-$1,500)
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their academic excellence. 

  • $250 for GPA 2.5-2.9
  • $500 for GPA 3.0-3.49
  • $1,000 for GPA 3.5-3.75
  • $1,500 for GPA 3.76-4.0  

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:

  • One letter of recommendation from a non-relative evaluating the student’s character and probability of thriving at DCC, both academically and socially and regarding club involvement. 
  • One essay, maximum 500 words, describing how the student’s college journey will empower him/her to make a positive impact on society and what he/she hopes that impact will be.

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:

  • Education was not continued immediately after graduating from high school
  • Work full time
  • Have children
  • Over the age of 24

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.