Dawson Community College, supported by the Dawson College Foundation, offers scholarship opportunities for the Summer Session and the Summer Community Art Education Program. The scholarships will help offset the cost of the courses and provide an opportunity for more students to attend the summer session.
The Summer Session includes seven courses ranging from welding to public speaking and three professional workshops including: infant/toddler development, practical lab management for science teachers, and a 15 hour gambling addiction workshop. Preference for the scholarships will be given to on-campus students and Montana residents.
Traci Masau, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, said the summer session is a perfect opportunity for anyone aged 16 or older to get an early start by earning credits for college. Also, any community member can expand their education or learn a new skill with the widely varied courses available.
New this year, the Summer Community Art Education Program will offer 14 courses for children and teens along with four adult art courses. Courses are roughly a week long and price varies depending on the course.
Masau said offering scholarships for the summer art program is an important way to encourage community members to participate.
“DCC’s mission is to provide affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. This applies to all areas of the college, therefore, we want to provide the opportunity for individuals to be able to attend the Summer Community Art Education Program,” Masau said.
First priority will be given based on financial need, using the 2017 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. If funds remain, scholarships will be given based on an applicant attending multiple courses or two or more children from the same family attending.
“We are honored by the overwhelming support we receive from our community. Consider continuing to support DCC by learning a new skill and attending a course this summer,” Masau said.