At Dutchess Community College there are two types of scholarships. There are the Dutchess Community College Foundation Scholarships that the school awards to students through its Honors Convocation. This convocation is held in the spring semester every year for scholarships to be used in the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

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There are over 125 different scholarships for which DCC students can apply, including scholarships for full-time, part-time, and even graduating students. The scholarship application can be completed online at DCC Scholarship Application.

You can apply for more than one DCC scholarship, but you will be awarded only one.
There is also a full-tuition scholarship for entering freshman to DCC, known as the Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

To be eligible the applicant has to be full-time and graduate from their Dutchess County high school in the top 10% of their class. This scholarship covers tuition at DCC for two consecutive years
(4 semesters).

To get an application for the Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship, check with your guidance office at your high school or call the DCC Admissions Office at (845) 431-8010 to request an application.

The other type of scholarship that a student may receive at DCC, is an Outside Scholarship. The school does not control this type of scholarship. These are scholarships for which the student can apply from sources outside of DCC.

Students can find information about outside scholarships from various sources. There are books with hundreds of different scholarships.

Four of the most popular books are:

The Scholarship Book 13th Edition: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Loans for the Undergraduate

Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2011

Kaplan Scholarships, 2011 Edition

The College Board Scholarship Handbook 2011: All-new 10th Edition

There are also scholarship web sites that will assist in finding applicable scholarship opportunities for free.

Here are some of the websites we recommend:


Wired Scholar

School Soup

Scholarships & Grants

If you have any questions about scholarships, call the Office of Financial Aid (845) 431-8030 .