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Scholarships

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.

APPLICATION OPENS IN JANUARY

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.

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS ONLINE

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.

Scholarship Deadlines

The scholarship deadline for all continuing and graduating student scholarships is February 23, 2024. The scholarship application opens January 22, 2024.  See the list of scholarships.

Get Ready to Apply

The scholarship application opens January 22, 2024! 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 and keep an eye out for scholarship workshops hosted by The Writing Center.

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.

SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP

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.)

LEARN ABOUT EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIPS

The community-development affiliate of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce offers an eligibility quiz, scholarship recommendations, and application tools.

LEARN ABOUT CHAMBER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

A one-stop shop for scholarships funded by individuals, families, organizations and businesses throughout the region. Find scholarship search tools and application info.

BROWSE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

A national scholarship database listing millions of scholarships, grants, internships and other financial aid opportunities.

GO TO FASTWEB

Another online tool for searching scholarships available to students nationwide.

GO TO SCHOLARSHIPS360

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Student Financial Services


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Phone: (845) 431-8060
Email: financialservices@sunydutchess.edu

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Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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