Dawson Community College
Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15
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Scholarship Application Packet
2020-2021
Priority Deadline March 15, 2020
Dawson Community College
300 College Drive, PO Box 421
Glendive, MT 59330
406-377-9410
www.dawson.edu
Dawson Community College
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Scholarship Application Instructions
The DCC Student Scholarship Program draws together endowed scholarships and donations into a
single scholarship application form.
Eligibility
First Year Students
If you have not previously enrolled as a degree seeking college student, you must meet the following
minimum requirements:
Apply for Admission to DCC
High School cumulative GPA 2.25
Transfer Students
Transfer students must meet the following requirements:
Apply for Admission to DCC
Completion of 12 or more graded college credits
A minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.25
Currently Enrolled and Former DCC Students
If you are currently enrolled at DCC have in the past, you must meet the following requirements:
Previously been admitted to DCC as degree seeking.
Enrollment (or plans to do so) in a degree or certificate program.
Completion of 12 or more graded college credits.
A minimum of 2.0 GPA.
Dual Enrollment students with DCC must have 12 or more credits to be considered a
Current/Returning student.
Scholarship Awards
Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis, (unless noted as renewable) but one can reapply each
year. The awards are dispersed in two equal segments, one for each semester. Scholarships are
shown on your College bill and reduce your institutional expenses first. Any amounts over those
institutional expenses may be used to meet living expenses. You must enroll for at least 12 credits
and maintain the required GPA for your award if it is a renewable scholarship. The FAFSA must be
completed by March 1
st
for scholarships that are need based.
Recipients will be notified by email and or U.S. Mail in April.
Applications can be submitted by mail, email, faxed or dropped off in person.
Mail Scholarship Application to:
Dawson Community College
Scholarship Committee
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 421
Glendive, MT 59330
Email: jbeach@dawson.edu, finaid@dawson.edu Fax: 406-377-8132
DEADLINE: postmarked by March 15th, 2020.
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It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that his or her application is complete by the deadline.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications become the property of Dawson
Community College.
NOTE: Consideration of applications submitted after the deadline will be based upon the availability of
funds.
Application Checklist
FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS: Please submit the following in a single 8 1/2 X 11 envelope (please do
not use report covers or fancy bindings):
1. The complete scholarship application form in this packet (typewritten or legibly printed)
2. Work, Honors, and Activities Resume
3. Transcripts
4. Scholarship-specific requirements (ie: art pieces, slides, musical tapes, DD214). Refer to
scholarship list below.
5. Two (2) current letters of recommendation from non-family members. If applying for a music
scholarship please have one of the letters be from a current instructor in that area.
6. Transcripts
First Year Students - Transcript of high school work which should include your cumulative
GPA and a rank in class through the 7
th
semester. The transcript does not need to be
official, but it is subject to verification. If your school will not release a transcript to you,
request that they send one to the Financial Aid Office, and include a separate sheet in your
application envelope informing us of your request and the date you made it.
Transfer & Returning Students - Transcript of all college-level work completed. The
transcript need not be official, but may be subject to verification.
7. A one-page, double-spaced, size 10 font, personal essay
First Year & Transfer Students - Your essay should express your interest in DCC.
Returning Students - Your essay should address the following topic: Describe how you
have demonstrated leadership in your school, work or community or discuss a special
attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
Non-Discrimination Statement
Dawson Community College does not discriminate on the basis of creed, race, religion, gender,
national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy status, marital status,
gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation with respect to access, employment, programs, or
services. The College is in compliance with Executive Order 11246; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title IX regulation
Implementing Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; the 1991 Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in
Employment Act of 1967, as amended; the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of
1974; Title 49, the Montana Human Rights Act; and all other federal, state, and college rules, laws,
regulations and policies. Inquiries or complaints concerning these matters should be brought to the
attention of Leslie Weldon, Vice President of Advancement and Human Resources. Telephone: 406-
377-9412. Email: lweldon@dawson.edu. Office: 111. Mailing Address: Leslie Weldon, VP
Advancement and Human Resources, 300 College Drive, Glendive, MT 59330.
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Name (Last, First, MI) ________________________________________ DCC ID__D16__________________
Please check each scholarship you will be applying for and include additional documentation when
required as listed.
ENDOWED and FRIENDS OF DCC SCHOLARSHIPS
Agriculture
_____ Keith P. Guelff Memorial
_____ Ree Ride Endowed
_____ Reid Ripley Memorial
Dawson County or surrounding area
resident
Majoring in Agribusiness
Amount varies, minimum of $300
_____ Jonas Kolberg Memorial
Majoring in Agribusiness
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $600
Art
_____ Floyd Smith Memorial
Majoring in Art
Amount varies, minimum of $400
Must interview with Art Instructor Jennifer
Wheeler if local or submit portfolio
_____ Kay Dunkerley Magnussen Memorial
Dawson County High School graduating
senior
Majoring in Art
Amount varies, up to $500
Business
_____ Charles Kintz Memorial
Majoring in Business Management
Preference given to returning sophomore
An interview may be requested of the
applicant
Amount varies, minimum of $250
_____ Jim Vomhof Family
_____ Culver Insurance & Blue Cross Blue Shield
Endowed Scholarship
Chemistry
_____ Joe Friederichs Memorial
General
_____ JSEC
_____ Stockman Bank
_____ Rotary Club of Glendive
_____ Vietnam Veterans of America, Glendive
Chapter #234
Must be resident of Montana, Wyoming,
North Dakota, or Canada
Complete VVA Scholarship Application and
meet remaining eligibility requirements
Copy of applicant’s DD214 or sponsoring
relative/veteran’s DD214
Amount varies, minimum of $400
_____ Clayton E. Hoyt Memorial
_____ Charles D. England Memorial
_____ Frank Sir Endowment
_____ Glendive Masonic Lodge #31
_____ Hidebrand, Hood, Pressman DCC Class of
‘41
_____ Westley J. Toepke Memorial
First-time, full-time freshman
Permanent residence is within a 100-mile
radius of Glendive, MT
Financial need is a consideration
Amount varies, up to $1000
Math & Science
_____ Wendee Eyer Memorial
Dawson County High School graduating
senior
Must have a high school cumulative 3.0
GPA
Emphasis in Math and Science
Amount varies, up to $1000
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Drama
_____ Ron Conrad Drama Scholarship
$300; preference to students interested in
drama and art
Education
_____ Mary Moore Memorial
Dawson County High School graduating
senior
Majoring in Education
Amount varies, up to $550
_____ ABATE
Majoring in Education (elementary or
secondary)
Preference given to a resident of Richland
or Dawson County
Preference given to returning sophomore
Approximate value $250
_____ M.L. Graves Memorial
Majoring in Education (elementary or
secondary) OR a baseball or softball athlete
Education majors must have successfully
completed EDU200 Intro to Education or an
approved (EDU rubric) Education course
Education majors must include a one-page
“Philosophy of Education” essay
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $1200
_____ Evelyn Schaffel Memorial
Majoring in Education (elementary or
secondary)
Applicants must have successfully
completed EDU200 Intro to Education or an
approved (EDU rubric) Education course
One-page “Philosophy of Education” essay
required
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $550
_____ Kettner Family
Majoring in Education (elementary or
secondary)
Amount varies, minimum of $250
_____ Gary Nelson Memorial
Majoring in Education (elementary or
secondary)
Show financial need
Amount varies, minimum of $300
Law Enforcement
_____ Gary L. Olson Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Amount varies, minimum of $300
_____ Duane Peterson Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, minimum of $300
____ Bryan Melle Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, minimum of $250
_____ George & Ottoni Rice Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $700
_____ Howard Hodous Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $500
_____ Angel Grant Memorial
Majoring in Law Enforcement
Preference given to active participants in
the LE Club
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, minimum of $250
Music
_____ Floyd & Francis F. Marty Memorial
Majoring in music
Application submitted along with a tape of at
least two selections of voice and/or
instrument performance OR an audition with
the DCC Music Director
Preference given to returning sophomore
Two awards - $800 total
_____ Ella Walden Schloss Memorial Music
Music major or program participant
Application submitted along with a tape of at
least two selections of voice and/or
instrument performance OR an audition with
the DCC Music Director
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, approximately $200
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Education
_____ James D. Schultz Memorial
Majoring in secondary education to teach in
English or a related field
Financial need is a consideration
Amount varies, up to $1050
_____ Martha Kelly Memorial
Majoring in education (elementary or
secondary)
Recipient’s permanent residence is located
within a 100-mile radius of Glendive, MT
Amount varies, minimum of $350
Engineering Tech or Computer Science
_____ MDU Foundation
Majoring in engineering, business, or
computer science
Preference given to returning sophomore
Two awards of up to $1000 each
_____ Richard E. Guenzi Memorial
Majoring in engineering technology or
computer science
Amount varies, minimum of $250
General
_____ DCHS Classes of 1955-58, 1977-78
Dawson County High School graduating
senior
3.0 GPA required
Amount varies, up to $550
_____ W. and Ann Dohrmann Memorial
_____ F.J. Efta Memorial
_____ Kenneth Skillestad Memorial
Dawson County High School graduating
senior
Amount varies, minimum of $400
Science
_____ Glendive Coca-Cola Co. Endowed
_____ Richard R. McMullin Memorial
_____ Dr. Roman S. Zuroff Memorial
Majoring in pre-health professions
Show financial need
Amount varies, up to $700
Welding or Gas & Diesel Tech
_____ Buzz Suhr Memorial
Majoring in Welding Technology
Amount varies, up to $150
_____ M.C. & Florence Kolstad Memorial
Majoring in Gas & Diesel Technology or
Welding Technology
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, up to $500
Writing
_____ Ella Walden Schloss Memorial Writing
Student must have an aptitude in writing or
desire to be a novelist/journalist
Application submitted along with two pieces
of high school or college written works (such
as essays, articles, term papers, poetry,
etc.)
Preference given to returning sophomore
Amount varies, approximately $200
If applying for the VVA Scholarship: Are you a Veteran or relative of a Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
_____ Yes _____No If yes, what is your relationship: (Veteran, spouse, child, widow, etc.) __________________________
For New Students ONLY If applying for DCHS Classes Scholarship: Are you a child, stepchild, adoptive child, or grandchild
of a Dawson County High School 1956, 57, 58, 77, 78 graduate?
_____ Yes ______No If yes, provide name of graduate ______________________________________________
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2020-21 DCC Scholarship Application
Please refer to instruction sheet for eligibility criteria and additional application requirements.
I will be a _____ New First Year _____ New Transfer ____Returning Student DCC ID___D16__________________
I. Biographical Information
Name (Last, First, MI) _______________________________________________ Phone________________________
Permanent Mailing Address_____________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
City State Zip
State_______________ How long? ___________ County of Residency: _________________ How Long? __________
II. Academic Information New and Transfer Students
Month and year of high school graduation (actual or anticipated) _______________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of High School City State County
OR High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) _______________________ _________ ___________________
Actual or Anticipated Date Score Issuing State
OR Home Schooled _________________________________ ______________________________________________
Actual or Anticipated Finish Date City State Zip
OR Transferring to DCC from another College __________________________________________________________
Name of Institution(s)
Cumulative High School GPA on a 4.0 scale_____________ High School Class Rank ________ in a class of __________
ACT composite score______________ SAT combined scores ____________________
Cumulative GPA at current or former college(s) _______________________ Total credits earned_____________
Returning DCC Students
Cumulative GPA_______ Total Credits Earned________
Degree Status _______AA or AS _______AAS _____Certificate
III. Additional Information
Major Field of study _______________________________ Will you be taking online classes? _____Yes _____No
Will you participate in DCC Intercollegiate Athletics? _____Yes _____No If yes, what sport(s) _____________________
IV. Signature
I certify that the above information, and supplemental documentation, is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and
permit Dawson Community College to release information to scholarship donors, DC Foundation and/or the news media.
Student signature __________________________________________________ Date_________________________
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