Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships

Below are various scholarships offered through DCTC's Foundation Office. To review criteria and other details, click on the name of a scholarship and a drop down will give more information. New, and current, DCTC students are encouraged to apply for Spring '18 scholarships from September 25th - October 23rd. Simply log in below with your StarID and password to submit an application.  Questions can be directed to the Foundation Assistant Director Amy Eppen.

Student must be enrolled in the Accounting Program
Student enrolled in the Health Care Technician Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: Health Care Program
Criteria
  1. Eligible Programs: Auto Body Collision Technology, Automotive Technician, or GM Auto Service Educational Program.
  2. A current DCTC student who has completed at least one semester, a new student, or a high school senior
  3. Student has at least a 2.5 GPA
  4. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
  5. Special consideration for underrepresented students
Student enrolled in the Automotive Technician or Auto Body Collision Technology Programs; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Automotive Program
Student enrolled in the Visual Communications (VCOM) Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: Visual Arts Program
The scholarship is named in honor of Charles B Nuss Jr. who started out as a helper in a repair shop and subsequently opened his own business, Charley Nuss Garage that later gave birth to Mack of Rockford in 1959. The company principles promote innovation, dedication and hard work. Applicants must be enrolled in the Diesel Mechanic Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Diesel Mechanic Program
As Minnesota's largest electric cooperative, Connexus Energy provides electricity and related products and services to homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin and several other counties. With its offices in Ramsey, the company serves more than 126,000 members. The business considers its members as the most important and uphold values of accountability, integrity and honesty.

Criteria:
  1. Awarded to one (1) full time student full time student enrolled in ELL program;
  2. Successful completion of first semester;
  3. Minimum GPA of 3.0;
  4. Student's home should be from: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington, or Wright county;
  5. Consideration if parents and/or grandparents that are members of Connexus Energy;
  6. Input from instructors
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Student must be enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Student must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: All
For students already enrolled at DCTC who are high-performing academically and have high financial need.
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Veteran or active-duty United States military service member
  • Spouse of veteran/active-duty service member
  • Dependent of veteran/active-duty service member
Student must currently be enrolled in the Civil Engineering Technology program. Student academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Civil Engineering Technology Program
The Entrepreneurial Student Scholarship as defined by its name is primarily apportioned for students enrolled in the Entrepreneurial Program at the college. The program offers skills for small business management and skills sets to start and grow a new small business.
  • Eligible Programs: Entrepreneurial Program
Flint Hills is an independent refining, chemicals, biofuels and ingredients company that operates one of its refineries here in Rosemount. The company strives to create values for her customers and society through its efficient use of resources, its products and community involvement. The scholarship is for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students and doesn't include Health Care practitioners. A minimum 3.0 GPA or higher is required.
  • Eligible Programs: STEM Programs
To be considered, students must be currently enrolled in the Landscape Horticulture program, exhibit financial need, and be enrolled in a minimum of six credits each semester.
This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time in the DCTC Graphic Design Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Graphic Design Program
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Veteran or active-duty United States military service member
  • Spouse of veteran/active-duty service member
  • Dependent of veteran/active-duty service member
The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Harold Torrence of the Business Program. A recipient of several awards, he is one of the college influential instructors and currently serves as chair of the Business Management Department and DCTC Diversity Council. Students enrolled full-time in the Business Program are eligible.
  • Eligible Programs: Business Program
  • Applicant must have high financial need (same requirements as TuitionMatch-MN)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Applicant must be engaged in student life activities
  • Applicant must complete an essay explaining why they meet the above criteria.
Since its inception in 1957, Hayden-Murphy have made significant changes in the marketing of construction equipment. The company has upheld her corporate philosophy which has always been to provide her many customers with quality products and superior support at competitive prices. Students currently enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment Program are eligible. A minimum of 6 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA is required.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment Program
The scholarship is being offered for students majoring in Heavy Construction Equipment at DCTC. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Eight (8) scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be awarded.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment Program
DCTC Interior Design students enrolled in fall classes must complete the online application and will need to forward semester projects/portfolios to faculty at the end of fall to determine the scholarship recipient.
To be considered, individuals must care deeply for others, have a positive influence on their community, and exhibit a strong determination to complete their college education.
John Deere is an American corporation that was founded in 1837 and is dedicated to those who are linked with the land like farmers, ranchers, builders, loggers and landowners. Its core values are integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. The scholarship is for students enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment
Student must be enrolled in the Accounting Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for students from rural or small town Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin. Must have a letter or recommendation from a program instructor.
  • Eligible Programs: Accounting Program
Student must be enrolled in the Early Childhood/Youth Development program; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Early Childhood and Youth Development Program
Lake Country Power is the result of a 1997 consolidation of three electric cooperatives. With values of respect, integrity, teamwork, communication, innovation, quality and safety, the company works to ensure customers and employees are distinctly served.

Criteria:
  1. Enrolled full-time in ELL Program;
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5;
  3. Complete a 250-word essay referencing goals and future plans as well as reason for meriting scholarship;
  4. Demonstrated commitment to community through active involvement in civic affairs or volunteerism in organizations or programs that enhance the quality of life for citizens of the region;
  5. Two letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach, mentor, or community leader;
  6. Preferred, but not required that student or his/her parent is a member of Lake Country Power cooperative
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Student must be enrolled in the Landscape/Horticulture program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: Landscape/Horticulture Program
Student must be enrolled in the Accounting program; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hou rs and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Accounting Program
MacQueen is an Equipment Group that exist to cultivate a partnership with all her customers and employees while providing total satisfaction daily through its quality products and outstanding customer service. Students in the Heavy Construction Equipment Program are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment Program
The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) is a service organization for Minnesota's electric utility cooperatives. The Electric Association prioritizes the provision of distinct services such as safety and leadership training, legislative research, industry education and industry education programs. Applicants for the scholarship must be students of the Electrical Lineworker Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Founded in 1932 as the Regulated Motor Transportation Association by a group of seven truck operators, the transportation association merged in 1986 with the Minnesota Permit Truckers Association and today serves as a leader in the trucking industry, providing safety and ensuring the industry observes emission regulations. Applicants must be enrolled in the Diesel Mechanic Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Diesel Mechanic Program
This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time in the Nanoscience Technology Program at DCTC. Students must have a minimum of 6 credit hours registered for the semester and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Nanoscience Technology Program
A student enrolled in at least 12 credits with financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Student must be enrolled in the Entrepreneurship program; must be enrolled between five (5) to eight (8) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Entrepreneurial Program
Criteria
  1. 2 letters of recommendation from instructors or current/previous employers
  2. Must be in good academic standing
  3. Current DCTC student who has completed at least one semester at DCTC
  4. Enrolled in at least 12 credits
  5. Eligible Program: Dental Assistant
Student must be enrolled in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Technology Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Construction Program
Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for single mothers who are first generation college students and demonstrate financial need; must submit a typed two page (double-spaced) biography describing their background, need and how receiving the scholarships would make a difference in their life.
  • Eligible Programs: All
Student must reside in the service territory.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
For student enrolled in Diesel Technology program. Academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Diesel Technology Program
Student enrolled in the Automotive Program. Academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Automotive Program
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Veteran or active-duty United States military service member
  • Spouse of veteran/active-duty service member
  • Dependent of veteran/active-duty service member
Student must be enrolled in the Administrative Technology Program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need.
  • Eligible Programs: Administrative Technology Program
Since 1937, Stearns Electric Association has provided electricity and related products and services to Central Minnesota. The company has since remained committed to her values of dedication, cooperative principles, respect, community involvement and safety for employees and the general public. The scholarship is available for students majoring in the Electrical Lineworker Program at DCTC.

Criteria:
  1. Second year ELW student;
  2. Preference given to Stearns Electric Association member (parent of guardian)
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Steele Waseca as is known today was a product of an Executive Order issued by President Roosevelt in 1935. The company has since worked to ensure the distribution of electricity and is involved with agriculture, construction, safety and education. Applicants must be enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Electrical Lineworker Program
Eligible Programs: Allied Health
Student must be enrolled in the TRiO program. Special consideration for students that demonstrate financial need. Letter of recommendation from a faculty member required.
  • Eligible Programs: TRIO
Criteria:
  • Majoring in IT discipline (Information Systems, Networking Administration, or Software Development programs)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Preference for second year student in a 2-year degree program
  • U.S. resident
  • Underrepresented students (1st generation, students of color or student with high financial need)
  • Preference for E3 STEM or TCC grant program (Dept. of Labor grants issued to AVHS, Como Park HS, and Humboldt HS)
  • Scholarship recipients may be eligible for internships/apprenticeships with TR
For student enrolled in automotive program. Academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Automotive Program
Criteria:
  1. First year student enrolled in the Civil Engineering Technology program
  2. Student is required to provide a letter of recommendation from faculty
  3. Academic merit and financial need may be considered
  • Eligible Programs: Civil Engineering Technology

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Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact their Enrollment Advisor in the Enrollment Services Office.

General Financial Aid Questions?

  • Enrollment Services Financial Aid Help Desk
    finaid@dctc.edu
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