Forty-Three Students Earn Two Years of Free Tuition at DCC

November 15, 2010 – Forty-three Dutchess Community College freshmen were formally awarded the 2009 Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence recently, joining family members and DCC staff for a luncheon on campus. When combined with the Conklin scholars who began at DCC last fall, a record 75 students currently are benefiting from the initiative.

The Conklin Scholarship provides full tuition for any Dutchess County high school student who graduates in the top 10% of his or her class.

The Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarships for Academic Excellence are made possible through a generous gift from the Conklins and the Dutchess Community College Foundation. This full-tuition scholarship was created 15 years ago by DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin and subsequently funded by Charles and Mabel Conklin, who are of no relation to the College president.

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Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit