All Opportunities

Welcome to the Dutchess Community College Foundation Scholarship homepage.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships made possible through the generosity of individuals and organizations committed to recognizing excellence and helping students continue their academic pursuits.

• All individualss must complete the General Application. Subsequently you will be required to complete an additional application and essay for the specific continuing or graduate scholarship for which you would like to be considered.

• The system will recommend scholarships based on the information you have entered and your student data file.

• Click on each scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity and its requirements. The scholarship description will include any specific essay topic if required. You may submit applications for up to three scholarships.

• Click Apply to review the general essay question choices and/or to answer the supplemental questions. Then click Finish & Submit (submit only up to three). The status of your application(s) should show Submitted.

• General restrictions and clarifications that apply to all scholarships are as follows:

  • Conklin scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for graduate scholarships only during the year they are graduating.
  • Students that already have received a two- or four-year degree are not eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship funds are not available for summer courses and will be applied only to fall and spring semester tuition.
  • Graduate scholarships are for students graduating from DCC and who will be attending a four-year institution the following fall semester. You must have 40 credits completed at time of application.
  • Continuing scholarships are for students who are in their second semester at DCC, who will be continuing for their second year at DCC in the fall and who will have completed 24 credits prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Qualified applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA (higher for some scholarships as specified) and be in good standing.
  • Full-time students are defined as taking 12 or more credits a semester and part-time as 11 or fewer credits a semester.
  • Students are eligible to receive only one award.

• Review your Applicant Record. If any information is incorrect, please notify the Registrar’s office at (845) 431-8020.

• You are now ready to begin your search and application process by signing in with your myDCC user ID and password. The Sign In button is on the top right corner of this page.

You will receive an award notification or regret email at your DCC email address within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline. You can also check the status of your application by logging back into the system at any time.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,500.00 Alexander Cutonilli Memorial Scholarship
Alexander Cutonilli served in the DCC Admissions Office from 1967 until his death in 1994. A Hyde Park resident, he was committed to his community,...
Alexander Cutonilli served in the DCC Admissions Office from 1967 until...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$3,500.00 Allan E. Rappleyea and Julia M. Rappleyea Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family and devoted friends of Allan and Julia Rappleyea. Allan Rappleyea served the College for decades on...
This scholarship was established by the family and devoted friends of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$750.00 Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
The DCC Alumni Association has funded scholarships for two full-time graduating students who have demonstrated educational excellence and displayed...
The DCC Alumni Association has funded scholarships for two full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student whose parent, guardian, grandparent, child or grandchild is a DCC alum....
The Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$500.00 Ariel E. Ingoglia Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by her family in memory of a driven young woman who followed her passion to heal. It is awarded to a hard-working,...
This scholarship was established by her family in memory of a driven...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Association of Women at DCC Scholarship - Full-Time
The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages leadership and cooperation among women in community colleges. This scholarship...
The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Association of Women at DCC Scholarship - Part-Time
The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages leadership and cooperation among women in community colleges. This scholarship...
The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Bernard Handel Community Leadership Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is involved in community service work. This award is being made in honor of the recipient of...
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is involved in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Business Administration Career Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1981 to reward academic excellence by a full-time student studying Business Administration.
This scholarship was established in 1981 to reward academic excellence...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$750.00 Carmine Curcio Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Carmine A. Curcio who began attending DCC after graduating from FDR High School in Hyde Park. Carmine...
This scholarship was established in memory of Carmine A. Curcio who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 Dennis Kipp Memorial Scholarship
Dennis Kipp was an environmental reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal for many years until his death in the summer of 1998. Family and friends...
Dennis Kipp was an environmental reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Dr. D. David Conklin Scholarship for Student Leadership
Awarded each year to the incoming Student Government President in recognition of the skills and commitment that are needed to effectively lead and...
Awarded each year to the incoming Student Government President in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Dr. Lloyd D. Harris Memorial Scholarship
The family of Dr. Lloyd D. Harris, a prominent area psychiatrist, established this scholarship. It is awarded to a full- or part-time student in...
The family of Dr. Lloyd D. Harris, a prominent area psychiatrist,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Drs. Florence H. and Elvin E. Gottdiener Memorial Graduate Scholarship - AHBS
Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie physician. This memorial scholarship was established by his wife, Dr. Florence Gottdiener, and is...
Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie physician. This memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,750.00 DUE Scholarship in Honor of Allan E. Rappleyea
DUE established this scholarship in the name of Allan E. Rappleyea, former chairman of the DCC Board of Trustees, to honor his crucial...
DUE established this scholarship in the name of Allan E. Rappleyea,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,750.00
Ended
$500.00 Dutchess County Home Bureau - AHBS
The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization of women whose goals are community service, consumer education, health, and safety education....
The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization of women whose goals...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Dutchess County Home Bureau Scholarship - NUR
The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization of women whose goals are community service, consumer education, health and safety education....
The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization of women whose goals...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$825.00 Edmund Webb Memorial Scholarship
Edmund Webb was a community-minded resident who had great respect for the quality of education offered at DCC. He left a large bequest to be used...
Edmund Webb was a community-minded resident who had great respect for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $825.00
Ended
$4,000.00 Henry Mc Dermott Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Mc Dermott Family Charitable Trust for a student who is a resident of Dutchess or Putnam County,...
This scholarship was established by the Mc Dermott Family Charitable...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship
As an organization dedicated to helping the local community, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union established this scholarship to help local students...
As an organization dedicated to helping the local community, Hudson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,500.00 James and Betty Hall Founding President's Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2003 by June S. Pierson, professor emeritus, on the occasion of her retirement after 40 years of teaching at...
This scholarship was established in 2003 by June S. Pierson, professor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$500.00 Jean and Dr. Carl Needy Scholarship
Jean Needy, a longtime DCC Foundation board member, established this award for a full-time, high-achieving woman of outstanding integrity.
Jean Needy, a longtime DCC Foundation board member, established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Louis Greenspan Memorial Scholarship - ENACT
Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and contractor who was actively involved with projects at several area colleges. The Trustees of the Louis...
Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and contractor who was actively...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$700.00 Lynette McKinney Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the husband of Lynette McKinney to memorialize her many contributions as a member of the DCC visual arts faculty....
This scholarship was created by the husband of Lynette McKinney to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,000.00 McCann Foundation Scholarship - BUS
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a local full- or part-time...
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 McCann Foundation Scholarship - ENG
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a local full- or part-time...
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 McCann Foundation Scholarship - HGE
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a local full- or part-time...
The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,600.00 Michael O'Dell Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Dell, class of ’69, as a reflection of his gratitude for the excellent education and guidance...
This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Dell, class of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to help local students who are members of the credit union attend...
This scholarship was established by the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Rhinebeck Bank Scholarship
This award is for a full-time student from either Dutchess or Ulster counties who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and has a grade...
This award is for a full-time student from either Dutchess or Ulster...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Rochel Stein and Richard O'Connor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the colleagues and friends of Rochel Stein and Richard O’Connor, beloved faculty members. It will be awarded to...
This scholarship was established by the colleagues and friends of Rochel...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Rob Weiss and other friends and supporters of Mark Palmateer, who served his country in Afghanistan with...
This scholarship was established by Rob Weiss and other friends and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Transfer 101 Scholarship
Eligible students must have attended the Transfer 101 Workshop, be full-time, have a 2.5 or higher GPA, and submit an essay, not to exceed 500...
Eligible students must have attended the Transfer 101 Workshop, be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 William Jeff Edwards Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a committee under the leadership of Mike Pesacov to honor and remember the outstanding work done for at-risk...
This scholarship was established by a committee under the leadership of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,200.00 Young Engineers Scholarship
This scholarship was put together by three DCC graduates who pursued bachelor degrees in three different disciplines of Engineering and who now all...
This scholarship was put together by three DCC graduates who pursued...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200.00
Ended
$750.00 Hudson Valley First Lego League
This scholarship was established to support the mission of HVFLL. It is awarded to first- and second-year students who are active participants in...
This scholarship was established to support the mission of HVFLL. It is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 Academic Achievement Scholarship
This scholarship was initiated by the 2001-02 Educationally Disadvantaged Student Committee. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who...
This scholarship was initiated by the 2001-02 Educationally...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Allyn J. Washington Scholarship
Mr. Washington was an original faculty member at DCC and is the author of several popular mathematics textbooks. He established this scholarship...
Mr. Washington was an original faculty member at DCC and is the author...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$600.00 American Association of University Women Scholarship
As part of its goal to advance the continuing education of women, the Poughkeepsie branch of AAUW awards these scholarships to full-time DCC female...
As part of its goal to advance the continuing education of women, the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$500.00 Betty J. Canfield Memorial Scholarship
The friends and family of Betty Canfield have established this scholarship for a full-time student in the accounting program with a GPA of at least...
The friends and family of Betty Canfield have established this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Blanche Knapp Hart Memorial Scholarship
Blanche graduated from The Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during WWII. While she spent...
Blanche graduated from The Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Brewer-Welling Scholarship for Environmental Studies
This scholarship was established by Gizel Brewer in honor of her professor, Timothy Welling, and their joint appreciation of environmental science....
This scholarship was established by Gizel Brewer in honor of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Bridge to the Future Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Dutchess Community College Foundation Board of Directors. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time...
This scholarship was established by the Dutchess Community College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Business Community College Partnership Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the local business community in partnership with the DCC Foundation, is for a full- or part-time high-achieving...
This scholarship, established by the local business community in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Captain Trevor Yurista Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley to be awarded to a student who is a spouse or child of a veteran and...
This scholarship was established by the Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Catherine Reeck Shanks Scholarship
This scholarship has been funded by The George T. Whalen, Jr. Foundation to honor Catherine Reeck Shanks, a founding officer of the Foundation and...
This scholarship has been funded by The George T. Whalen, Jr. Foundation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Cathie Tarpey Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship
Friends and colleagues established this award to memorialize Cathie’s love for children. It is given to a full- or part-time student who is...
Friends and colleagues established this award to memorialize Cathie’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CAYSA Region IV Criminal Justice Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association for a full-time student majoring in Criminal Justice.
This scholarship was established by the New York Corrections and Youth...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$900.00 Charles E. Conklin Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Technology
This scholarship was established by David Conklin in honor of his father Charles E. Conklin, founder of Conklin Corporation. It is awarded to a...
This scholarship was established by David Conklin in honor of his father...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900.00
Ended
$500.00 Chief Roger Doyle Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice
This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Roger Doyle, chief of the Village of Rhinebeck Police Force for 26 years. The...
This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Roger...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended