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
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - JTN Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a student who is a graduate of either John Jay or Roy C. Ketcham high schools in the Wappingers School...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a student who is a graduate of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis, Architects Scholarship in Architecture
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis, Architects for a high-achieving architecture student who is...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Liscum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Louis Greenspan Memorial Scholarship - BACP
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and contractor who was actively involved with projects at several area colleges. The...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Louis Greenspan Memorial Scholarship - HGE
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and contractor who was actively involved with projects at several area colleges. The...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Louis Greenspan was a local businessman and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$700.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Lynette McKinney Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was created by the husband of Lynette McKinney to memorialize her many contributions as a member of the DCC...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was created by the husband of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Martha Reifler Myers Memorial Nursing Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was started by Charles E. Conklin, a local businessman, to honor Martha for her foresight and generosity in...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was started by Charles E....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - AHBS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - BACP
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - BHS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - ET
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - HGE
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - MCS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - NUR
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - PS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - McCann Foundation Scholarship - PVAC
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J. McCann, a local feed and grain dealer. The scholarship is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The McCann Foundation was established by James J....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Melanie A. Kotes Memorial Science Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a full- or part-time student in the sciences who is high-achieving and shows significant...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a full- or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Michael J. Morris Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Michael J. Morris to honor the 30th anniversary of his...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,600.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Michael O'Dell Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Dell, class of ’69, as a reflection of his gratitude for the excellent...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by alumnus...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,600.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Community Service Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established to help local students who are members of the credit union to attend DCC. It is awarded to a...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established to help local...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to help local students who are members of the...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Mid-Hudson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,250.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Millbrook Tribute Garden Scholarship - AHBS
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Millbrook Tribute Garden and is given to a full-time student in the Allied Health and...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Millbrook...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Nan Gingher Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Nancy “Nan” Gingher was a lifetime resident of Shenanigan Farm in Stanfordville, NY and a long-time psychotherapist and staff...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Nancy “Nan” Gingher was a lifetime resident of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Nine Partners Lions Club Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship has been established by the members of this Lions Club for a full- or part-time student who resides in the...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship has been established by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society of Wappingers Falls Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 2001 by the members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society of Wappingers Falls. This Society...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 2001 by the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Patricia Krause Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Patricia Krause was a professional staff member in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Dutchess Community College until her...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Patricia Krause was a professional staff member in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Peter J. Clark and Timmian C. Massie LGBTQ Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Timmian C. Massie and Peter J. Clark to support members of the LGBTQ community at...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Timmian C....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Peter Klose Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was created by friends and colleagues of Peter Klose, and fully endowed by his daughter, Erika Hammar-Klose,...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was created by friends and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$2,500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Rhinebeck Bank Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a full-time student from either Dutchess or Ulster counties who demonstrates outstanding academic...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This award is for a full-time student from either...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Russell and Gloria Kraft Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra has established this music scholarship, to be awarded to a full-time DCC student...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra has established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Sadie and William Effron Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the children of Sadie and William Effron to honor their parents’ contributions to DCC and...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the children...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Seth B. Lyon Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Seth was an adjunct professor at the time of his death in March 2010. He was an avid hiker and environmentalist who enjoyed...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – Seth was an adjunct professor at the time of his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Sgt. Mark C. Palmateer Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Rob Weiss and other friends and supporters of Mark Palmateer, who served his country in...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Rob Weiss and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$750.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Stuart Griffin Photography Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship will be given in recognition of Stuart’s personal love of photography. Stuart was an amateur photographer...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship will be given in recognition of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$750.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Sylvia L. Jones Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Vernon D. Jones in memory of his wife and her love of DCC. Sylvia was a former faculty...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Vernon D....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$750.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Thomas Cawley Memorial Aviation Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENT – This scholarship was established by Thomas Donohue and Barbara Rankin in memory of their beloved friend and brother; along...
CONTINUING STUDENT – This scholarship was established by Thomas Donohue...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,000.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Tiger Family Scholarship to Support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Cynthia S. Tiger and Wendy Ciancetta in recognition of the deaf residents of the...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Cynthia S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Trudy Hankinson Briggs AAUW Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Ken Briggs, husband of Trudy. Trudy taught for 25 years in the Poughkeepsie and...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Ken Briggs,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$650.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Usman Zia and Moez-UL Hassan Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the SMA Foundation to support post-traditional full-time students with the costs of...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the SMA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Vernell Charles 'Fuzzy' McClinton Jr. Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Exempt Firemen’s Association of Poughkeepsie to honor Fuzzy, a member of their...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by Exempt...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Westage Companies Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Westage Companies have been supporters of many local economic development efforts in Dutchess County. This scholarship is...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – The Westage Companies have been supporters of many...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - William Jeff Edwards Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by a committee under the leadership of Mike Pesacov to honor and remember the outstanding...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by a committee...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 CONTINUING STUDENT - Zaida Swan Memorial Scholarship
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family of Zaida Swan, a longtime early childhood teacher who loved working with DCC’s...
CONTINUING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the family of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$750.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
GRADUATING STUDENTS – The DCC Alumni Association has funded two scholarships for graduating students (or graduating students who were enrolled in...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – The DCC Alumni Association has funded two...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$600.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - American Association of University Women Scholarship
GRADUATING STUDENTS – As part of its goal to advance the continuing education of women, the Poughkeepsie branch of AAUW awards these scholarships...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – As part of its goal to advance the continuing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
$1,500.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - Cynthia R. Feldman Scholarship
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a graduating post-traditional full-time student (or graduating post-traditional student who...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship is awarded to a graduating...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$500.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - Drs. Florence H. and Elvin E. Gottdiener Memorial Graduate Scholarship - AHBS
GRADUATING STUDENTS – Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie physician. This memorial scholarship was established by his wife, Dr. Florence...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - Drs. Florence H. and Elvin E. Gottdiener Memorial Graduate Scholarship - NUR
GRADUATING STUDENTS – Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie physician. This memorial scholarship was established by his wife, Dr. Florence...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – Elvin Gottdiener was a prominent Poughkeepsie...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$3,750.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - DUE Scholarship in Honor of Allan E. Rappleyea
GRADUATING STUDENTS – DUE established this scholarship in the name of Allan E. Rappleyea, former chairman of the DCC Board of Trustees, to honor...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – DUE established this scholarship in the name of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,750.00
Ended
$4,000.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - Henry McDermott Scholarship
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Mc Dermott Family Charitable Trust for a full-time graduating student (or a...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established by the Mc Dermott...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000.00
Ended
$3,500.00 GRADUATING STUDENT - James and Betty Hall Founding President's Scholarship
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 2003 by June S. Pierson, professor emeritus, on the occasion of her retirement after 40...
GRADUATING STUDENTS – This scholarship was established in 2003 by June...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended