The DCC Foundation awards about $450,000 in scholarships annually to new, returning and graduating students.

Scholarships for New Students

There is a full-tuition scholarship for entering freshman to DCC known as the Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence.

To be eligible, the applicant has to be full-time and graduate from their Dutchess County high school in the top 10% of their class. This scholarship covers tuition at DCC for two consecutive years (4 semesters).

Download an application for the Charles and Mabel Conklin Scholarship, or check with your guidance office at your high school or call the DCC Admissions Office at (845) 431-8010.

Download an application for other scholarships for incoming DCC students.

Scholarships for Returning and Graduating Students

Every spring, the DCC Foundation awards scholarships to continuing and graduating students. There are over 125 scholarships for which DCC students can apply, including scholarships for full-time, part-time, and even graduating students. The scholarship application can be completed online.

To apply for DCC scholarships, please click here.

You can apply for more than one DCC scholarship, but you will be awarded only one.

Outside scholarships also are available for new and returning students. The school does not control these types of scholarships. Students can find information about outside scholarships from various sources.

Here are some of the websites we recommend:

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley


GoodCall Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

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.


Student Financial Services

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

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