Each year DCC awards more than $450,000 in scholarships to students like you. Learn how to apply for these and other awards.
Scholarships for New DCC Students
Scholarships for incoming DCC students range from $500 to full tuition. Unlike loans, they never need to be repaid.
Are you a Dutchess County high school student graduating in the top 10% of your class? You can attend DCC for two years tuition-free with a Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
If you’re a Dutchess County high school grad who doesn’t qualify for the Conklin Scholarship, we encourage you to apply for an incoming student scholarship. Awards range from $500-$6,000.
Scholarships for Current DCC Students
Our DCC Foundation awards more than 125 scholarships to continuing or graduating DCC students every spring. Both full- and part-time students are eligible.
The scholarship deadlines for all continuing and most graduating students are during spring semester each year. See the list of scholarships for deadlines.
Get Ready to Apply
Scholarships awarded to current students through the DCC foundation range from $500-$4,000. Your first step will be to review your options. You may be eligible for more than one type of scholarship, so keep your mind open.
FIND DCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Register for a Scholarship Application Workshop
There’s a 500-word essay as part of the application, but you don’t have to face that blinking cursor alone. Our Writing Center tutors can help you develop your essay. Join a scholarship-writing workshop or contact the Writing Center for personalized help.
Scholarships from Other Sources
The State of New York and countless organizations and businesses also offer scholarships. Based on merit, need and other factors, these awards can go a long way toward covering your education costs. Explore everything available to you.
New York students from families earning up to $125,000 can attend DCC or any SUNY school tuition-free with an Excelsior Scholarship. (Note that these scholarships convert to loans that require repayment if you move out of state soon after graduation.)
The community-development affiliate of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce offers an eligibility quiz, scholarship recommendations, and application tools.
A one-stop shop for scholarships funded by individuals, families, organizations and businesses throughout the region. Find scholarship search tools and application info.
A national scholarship database listing millions of scholarships, grants, internships and other financial aid opportunities.
Another online tool for searching scholarships available to students nationwide.
Student Financial Services
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