Buccaneer Excellence Program
Dawson Community College (DCC) is excited to offer various scholarships through “The Buccaneer
Excellence Program” for students who will attend DCC. Dawson Community College will award academic
scholarships to full-time Montana residents who have submitted an application and are not participating
in collegiate athletics. Recipients must have graduated high school within two years before the
anticipated semester start date, with the exception of the post traditional scholarship.
Excellence Scholarship $250-$1,500
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their academic excellence.
$250 for GPA 2.5-2.9
$500 for GPA 3.0-3.49
$1,000 for GPA 3.5-3.75
$1,500 for GPA 3.76-4.0
Presidential Scholarship Up to $2,000
For Montana high school senior students in recognition of their participation in school clubs and
activities in conjunction with their GPA, High School Salutatorian, or Valedictorian. Must also submit:
One letter of recommendation from a non-relative evaluating the student’s character and
probability of thriving at DCC, both academically and socially, regarding club involvement.
One essay, maximum 500 words, describing how the student’s college journey will empower
him/her to make a positive impact on society and what he/she hopes that impact will be.
Non-Traditional Scholarship $500
For Montana residents looking to continue their education taking six or more credits who fit one of the
Education was not continued immediately after graduating from high school
Over the age of 24
Online Student Scholarship $250-$500
For Montana residents who will be attending online full-time.
Fresh Start Scholarship Up to $1,000
For students who earned at least a 2.00 GPA in high school or at a previous college or took a break from
their education and want to succeed at DCC are eligible for this scholarship. Up to $1,000 will be
awarded for the Fresh Start Scholarship to help students start a new chapter at DCC.
To keep the scholarship, students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled and active in at least
one student club or organization.