Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships

Check the list of scholarships below that students can apply for through DCTC. Click on the name of a scholarship to see details. Although the deadline to apply for these scholarships for the fall semester has passed (deadline date was May 31, 2016), many in the list will be available for Spring 2017. Please contact Foundation Director Michelle Krenzke for additional information.

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
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
Founded in 1881, Canadian Pacific has since worked to connect Canadians and Canada from coast to coast. A huge supporter of community endeavors, the organization continues to provide support to several communities every year. They are primarily focused on Education and Technology and consider innovation a key to success and sustainability. The organization also supports trade development and post-secondary institutions. Applicants for the scholarship must be erolled in the Railroad Technology program; must have completed 15 credits hours and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Railroad Conductor Program
Founded in 1881, Canadian Pacific has since worked to connect Canadians and Canada from coast to coast. A huge supporter of community endeavors, the organization continues to provide support to several communities every year. They are primarily focused on Education and Technology and consider innovation a key to success and sustainability. The organization also supports trade development and post-secondary institutions. Applicants for the scholarship must be erolled in the Railroad Technology program; must have completed 15 credits hours and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Railroad Conductor Program
The Carl Eastvold Endowed Scholarship was named after Carl L. Eastvold, a Saint Paul resident, who believed in education for employment. Need-based; Students must sign a statement stating that they are tobacco and chemical free.
  • Eligible Programs: All
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 hardwork. 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
The scholarship is named "In Memoriam" of Dakota County Technical College first president and was established in consultation with the Schroeder family in 2011 after his demise. The late David L Schroeder served as president of the college from 1970-1999 and was instrumental in building the foundation of new opportunities in Technical Education. The scholarship is open to all full-time students enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours. However, a minimum 3.5 GPA is required.
  • Eligible Programs: All
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 new students based on merit, financial need, and special circumstances.
  • Eligible Programs: All
For new students based on merit, financial need, and special circumstances.
  • Eligible Programs: All
For students currently enrolled in DCTC. Scholarships awarded based on merit, faculty recommendations, financial need, and special circumstances.
  • Eligible Programs: All
Students who have satisfactory attendance, demonstrate a commitment to strong academic performance, and register for Fall 2016 courses at DCTC will be eligible. Scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2016 semester. More information about the application process will be available during the first week of the TRIO Summer Bridge program.
  • Eligible Programs: TRIO
For students currently enrolled in DCTC's TRIO Program. Scholarships awarded based on merit, faculty recommendations, financial need, and special circumstances.
  • Eligible Programs: TRIO
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, biofeuls 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
This scholarship is for students enrolled full-time in the DCTC Graphic Design Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Graphic Design Program
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
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
For student enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment program; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Welding Program
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 Duty Construction Program.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Duty Construction Program
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
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
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
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
The scholarship is being offered for students majoring in the Photography Program at DCTC. Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $600 each will be awarded.
  • Eligible Programs: Photography 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
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 ELL 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
As one of North America's leading fluid power distribution companies, SunSource provides products services and information in hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration, and automation systems nd serves both the industrial and mobile equipment markets. The company is guided by principles such as integrity, quality, profitable growth, customer satisfaction and an energized organization. Students currently enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment Program are encouraged to apply.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment Program
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
Student must be enrolled in the Information Systems, Networking Administration, or Software Development programs; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Information Technology Program
For student enrolled in automotive program. Academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Automotive Program
Student must be enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment or Welding programs; must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment or Welding Programs
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  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Duty Truck Technology Program
Student must be enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment program; must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment Program
For students enrolled in heavy construction equipment program. Academics, merit, and financial need will be considered.
  • Eligible Programs: Heavy Construction Equipment

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TuitionMatch-MN

In addition to scholarships, students who meet eligibility requirements can apply to a new program called TuitionMatch-MN which helps them save for college tuition. For every $1 a student deposits, it will be matched with $3 (eligibility requirements apply). Get more information about TuitionMatch-MN.

Contact Information

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

General Financial Aid Questions?

  • Student Services Financial Aid Help Desk
    finaid@dctc.edu
    651-423-8299
    Toll Free: 877-937-3282 ext.299
    Fax: 651-423-8779

Location

  • Room 2–210

Student Services Hours

  • Summer Hours – Through August 2nd
  • Monday
    9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – Thursday
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. – Noon
  • Student Services will be CLOSED Monday, June 20th for a staff retreat.
  • Regular Hours – Beginning August 3rd
  • Monday – Thursday
    7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Extended Fall Hours – August 15th - 19th
  • Monday – Thursday
    7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday
    7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.