All Opportunities

Welcome to the Dutchess Community College Foundation Scholarship homepage.

Below you will find instructions and eligibility requirements for applying for scholarships. If you are able to meet the requirements listed please continue further down the page for the listing of scholarships made possible through the generosity of individuals and organizations committed to recognizing excellence and helping students continue their academic pursuits.

NEW STUDENTS:

• New Student Scholarships are for students graduating from high school in June and who will be attending DCC as a full-time student in the Fall.
• Your College application must be complete and you must have an A number to access the scholarship application program.
• Conklin Scholars are NOT eligible for any additional New Student Scholarships.
• You are required to write a thank you note to your scholarship donor and mail it to the DCC Foundation in Bowne Hall Room 103:
DCC Foundation
53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie NY 12601

CONTINUING STUDENTS:

• Please apply to scholarships from your recommended list only.
• Continuing Student 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 DCC credits prior to the start of the fall semester.
• Conklin Scholars are NOT eligible for Continuing Student Scholarships.
ALL Continuing Student Scholarship recipients must agree to the following requirements:

  • Write a thank you note to your scholarship donor and mail it to the DCC Foundation in Bowne Hall Room 103 by June 1st:
    DCC Foundation
    53 Pendell Rd
    Poughkeepsie NY 12601
  • We require that you send us a photo of yourself and short comment expressing your gratitude or the difference this scholarship will make to you. We will be creating a publication to share with you and our donors. All photos and comments should be received by May 1 via email to burnelle.roser@sunydutchess.edu .

GRADUATING STUDENTS:

• Graduating Student Scholarships are for students graduating from DCC and who will be attending a four-year institution the following fall semester. You must have 45 DCC credits completed at the time of application.
• Graduating Scholarships for full-time students are available to those currently enrolled for 12 or more credits, or those who were enrolled in 12 or more credits last semester AND are currently enrolled in 6 or more credits.
• Please apply to scholarships from you recommended list only.
• Graduating Conklin Scholars ARE eligible for Graduating Student Scholarships.
ALL Graduating Student Scholarship recipients must agree to the following requirements:

  • Write a thank you note to your scholarship donor and mail it to the DCC Foundation in Bowne Hall Room 103:
    DCC Foundation
    53 Pendell Rd
    Poughkeepsie NY 12601
  • We require that you send us a photo of yourself and short comment expressing your gratitude or the difference this scholarship will make to you. We will be creating a publication to share with you and our donors. All photos and comments should be received by May 1 via email to burnelle.roser@sunydutchess.edu .

All STUDENTS:

• All individuals must complete the General Application. Subsequently you will be required to answer supplemental questions and write an essay for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. You may only apply for three scholarships.
• The system will recommend scholarships based on the information you have entered and your student data file. ONLY apply to scholarships that are recommended to you; although the system will allow you to apply to other scholarships, you are not qualified if they have not been recommended to you.
• 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.
• 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.
• Students that have already 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.
• 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 per year.
• By applying for a scholarship you acknowledge and approve the release of your information to individuals charged with reviewing the applications.
• 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.

Need help completing your DCC Scholarship application? Please stop by the Writing Center.

If selected, you will receive an award offer notification 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.

Failure to comply with the above requirements will forfeit your scholarship.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500.00 NEW STUDENT - Arlington American Legion Post 1302 Scholarship
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship is for an Arlington High School graduate who will be attending DCC following graduation. The student must have a...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship is for an Arlington High School graduate...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$2,875.00 NEW STUDENT - Chevron-Texaco Beacon Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to two students graduating from Beacon High School who will attend DCC full-time this Fall and who have maintained...
This scholarship will be awarded to two students graduating from Beacon...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $2,875.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$1,500.00 NEW STUDENT - Dutchess County Youth Board & Coordinating Council Scholarship
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has either overcome difficult circumstances or hardships to be successful in...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$750.00 NEW STUDENT - JDJ "Mulligan" Scholarship
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Jerry and Denise M. Janiec, who both attended DCC as post-traditional students and graduated in...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Jerry and Denise M....
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$500.00 NEW STUDENT - Jordan E. Bell STEM Scholarship for Women
NEW STUDENTS – The Jordan E. Bell STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholarship for Women was established by DCC English Instructor,...
NEW STUDENTS – The Jordan E. Bell STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$750.00 NEW STUDENT - Junior League of Poughkeepsie Scholarship
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming female student who has demonstrated interest in community involvement. Eligible...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming female...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$1,000.00 NEW STUDENT - KeyBank Community Scholarship
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to five incoming students. Each student must be a permanent resident of New York State, have a...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship will be awarded to five incoming...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$3,360.00 NEW STUDENT - Kirchoff Family Scholarship for Home-Schooled Students
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Kirchoff Family to be awarded to a student who is a home-schooled student residing in...
NEW STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Kirchoff Family...
  • Deadline: 06/18/2021
  • Award: $3,360.00
Deadline06/18/2021
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dr. D. David Conklin Scholarship for Student Leadership
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Awarded each year to the incoming Student Government President in recognition of the skills and commitment that are needed to...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Awarded each year to the incoming Student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Falcon Award for Business Excellence
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded each year to the incoming Alpha Beta Gamma President.
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded each year to the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Academic Achievement Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was initiated by the 2001-02 Educationally Disadvantaged Student Committee. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was initiated by the 2001-02...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Agostino, Lidia and Mary V. Imperatori Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, which was established by Susan L. Fil, niece of Mary Imperatori, is for a full- or part-time student...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, which was established by Susan...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Alexander Cutonilli Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Alexander Cutonilli served in the DCC Admissions Office from 1967 until his death in 1994. A Hyde Park resident, he was...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Alexander Cutonilli served in the DCC Admissions...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$3,500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Allan E. Rappleyea and Julia M. Rappleyea Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family and devoted friends of Allan and Julia Rappleyea. Allan Rappleyea served the...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$3,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Ann D. Whalen Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by George T. Whalen, Jr. in memory of his beloved wife and her commitment to nursing. Ann...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by George T....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Ariel E. Ingoglia Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by her family in memory of a driven young woman who followed her passion to heal. It is...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by her family in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Association of Women at DCC Scholarship - Full-Time
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages leadership and cooperation among women in community...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Association of Women at Dutchess Community...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Association of Women at DCC Scholarship - Part-Time
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Association of Women at Dutchess Community College encourages leadership and cooperation among women in community...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Association of Women at Dutchess Community...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Bernard Handel Community Leadership Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who is involved in community service work. This award is being made in...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Blanche Knapp Hart Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Blanche graduated from The Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Blanche graduated from The Vassar Brothers...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Bridge to the Future Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Dutchess Community College Foundation Board of Directors. It is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Dutchess...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Business Administration Career Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 1981 to reward academic excellence by a full-time student studying Business Administration.
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 1981 to reward...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Business Community College Partnership Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, established by the local business community in partnership with the DCC Foundation, is for a full- or...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, established by the local...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,800.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Carmine Curcio Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in memory of Carmine A. Curcio who began attending DCC after graduating from FDR High School...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,800.00
Ended
$1,250.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Catherine Reeck Shanks Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship has been funded by The George T. Whalen, Jr. Foundation to honor Catherine Reeck Shanks, a founding officer...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship has been funded by The George T....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Cathie Tarpey Rodriquez Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Friends and colleagues established this award to memorialize Cathie’s love for children. It is given to a full- or part-time...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Friends and colleagues established this award to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - CAYSA Region IV Criminal Justice Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association for a full-time student majoring...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the New York...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$900.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Charles E. Conklin Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Technology
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by David Conklin in honor of his father Charles E. Conklin, founder of Conklin Corporation....
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by David Conklin...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900.00
Ended
$825.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Daniel P. White Memorial Scholarship - MCS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Daniel P. White was an engineer with IBM for many years. His colleagues established this scholarship to support a full-time...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Daniel P. White was an engineer with IBM for many...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $825.00
Ended
$825.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Daniel P. White Memorial Scholarship - PSET
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Daniel P. White was an engineer with IBM for many years. His colleagues established this scholarship in his memory to support...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Daniel P. White was an engineer with IBM for many...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $825.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dennis Kipp Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Dennis Kipp was an environmental reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal for many years until his death in the summer of 1998....
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Dennis Kipp was an environmental reporter for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Diversity and Social Justice Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Gay Lesbian Straight Alliance, a student club at DCC, and is also funded with money...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Gay...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dr. Lloyd D. Harris Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The family of Dr. Lloyd D. Harris, a prominent area psychiatrist, established this scholarship. It is awarded to a full- or...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The family of Dr. Lloyd D. Harris, a prominent...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dr. Michael J. and Lois Hall Memorial Scholarship for Education
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Michael J. Hall and Lois Hall. They were lifelong advocates of a strong...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in memory of Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess County 40/8 Voiture #502 Nursing Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This organization, affiliated with the American Legion, established this scholarship which is awarded to a full-time nursing...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This organization, affiliated with the American...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$750 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess County and NYS South Eastern Zone Retired Teachers Associations Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in recognition of retired teachers in Dutchess County and is awarded to a continuing full-...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in recognition of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$800.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess County Correctional Officers Benevolent Association Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a full- or part-time Dutchess County resident studying Criminal Justice with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a full- or part-time Dutchess...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess County Home Bureau Scholarship - NUR
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization of women whose goals are community service, consumer education, health and...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Dutchess County Home Bureau is an organization...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess County Youth Board and Coordinating Council Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, provided by the Youth Board and Coordinating Council, is awarded to a full-time DCC student who has made...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship, provided by the Youth Board and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,400.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Dutchess Heritage Quilters Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This organization sponsors and hosts an outstanding quilt exhibition at Dutchess Community College every other year. The...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This organization sponsors and hosts an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,400.00
Ended
$825.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Edmund Webb Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Edmund Webb was a community-minded resident who had great respect for the quality of education offered at DCC. He left a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Edmund Webb was a community-minded resident who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $825.00
Ended
$750.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Eric W. Deyo Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Eric W. Deyo, a 1971 DCC graduate and social worker at Dutchess County Social Services...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Eric W. Deyo,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$825.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - George Bernstein Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – George was associated with the Poughkeepsie Journal for most of his professional career, serving as a reporter, city editor...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – George was associated with the Poughkeepsie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $825.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Helen and Henry Katula Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Maryanne Keller-Chai, DCC’s 1984 Commencement speaker, established this scholarship in honor of her parents, Helen and Henry...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Maryanne Keller-Chai, DCC’s 1984 Commencement...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Hudson River State Hospital Nurses Alumni Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded by the Hudson River State Hospital Nurses Alumni to a full-time student who is a Dutchess County...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded by the Hudson River...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Hudson Valley Credit Union Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – As an organization dedicated to helping the local community, Hudson Valley Credit Union established this scholarship to help...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – As an organization dedicated to helping the local...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$400.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is provided by the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of music professionals and...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is provided by the Hudson Valley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$750.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Jacques Cohen '89 Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the friends and family of Jacques Cohen. Music was his passion. He was the owner of Space...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the friends...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Jean and Dr. Carl Needy Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Jean Needy, a longtime DCC Foundation board member, established this award for a full-time, high-achieving woman of...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Jean Needy, a longtime DCC Foundation board...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Joe Roberto Alpha Beta Gamma Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Joe Roberto was a beloved business professor at DCC. He was a wonderful colleague, a mentor to our students, and a retired...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Joe Roberto was a beloved business professor at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended