Each year, The DCC Foundation awards over $450,000 in scholarships to incoming freshmen, returning and graduating students. Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition and are awarded to students based on academic merit.

Incoming Student Scholarships

Conklin Scholarship
If you’re a Dutchess County high school student who graduates in the top 10% of your class, you can attend DCC tuition-free for two years through the Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

Other Incoming Student Scholarships
A limited number of DCC scholarships ranging from $500 - $6,000 also are available to incoming students. .

Scholarships for Current DCC Students

The DCC Foundation awards over 160 scholarships to continuing and graduating students every spring! Awards range from $500 - $4,000 and are available for both full- and part-time students! NOTE: the deadline for all continuing student and most graduate student scholarships has now passed.

Click below to review the types of scholarships you might be able to apply for.

External Scholarship Sources

In addition to DCC scholarships, we encourage students to apply for scholarship opportunities through external sources. There are lots of resources available – here are some websites to get you started:

If you have any questions about scholarships, call Student Financial Services at (845) 431-8060.

Receiving the Conklin Scholarship made all the difference for Jennifer.

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Marcello Castelli (Sonny Frasier Memorial Scholarship) “This scholarship is important to me because it shows another person out there who believes in me and thinks I can succeed. It is just one more reason for me to keep on working hard to fulfill my goal.”

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Maddison Fletcher (Phyllis L. Cady Memorial Scholarship) “Being an older student, I was scared to even go to school. This scholarship enforces the hard work I put in while juggling everyday life and volunteer work. It also shows my daughter that hard work is rewarded. Thank you for helping me work toward my goal of becoming a teacher."



Student Financial Services

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8060
Fax (845) 431-8603

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