Below are scholarships offered through DCTC's Foundation Office. To review criteria and other details, click on the name of a scholarship and a dropdown will give more information. Simply log in with your StarID and password to submit an application. Questions can be directed to the Foundation Development Director, Amy Eppen, at Amy.Eppen@dctc.edu.
Fall 2021 scholarship applications will be accepted April 12 – June 30, 2021 at noon. Late applications will not be accepted. Decisions will be emailed to applicants in August.
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.
This scholarship supports veterans and their families in the community. Applicants can be enrolled in any major, but must attach two letters of recommendation - one from a DCTC employee and one from outside DCTC. Financial need will be given special consideration.
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.
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.
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 Heavy Duty Truck Technology 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.
Awarded to one (1) full time student full time student enrolled in ELL program;
Successful completion of first semester;
Minimum GPA of 3.0;
Student's home should be from: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, Washington, or Wright county;
Consideration if parents and/or grandparents that are members of Connexus Energy;
Student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Special consideration for any of the following: financial need; limited family financial support; and/or extraordinary life challenges.
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild proudly awards new or returning Brewing and Beer Steward scholarships. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and provide two letters of recommendation (one from a current employer and/or brewing industry member). Underrepresented students including those identifying as an ethnic and/or racial minority, veterans, women, and members of the LBGTQ+ community with financial need will be given special consideration.
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.
After several years in the construction industry, Eugene Thurmes started the Heavy Construction Equipment program at DCTC serving as an instructor for 20 years. This scholarship promotes the industry and supports new DCTC students enrolled in the Heavy Construction Equipment program. Applicants must include a letter of recommendation to be considered.
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.
This scholarship helps veterans reach their goals by providing college funding. Applicants must be veterans, on active duty or in the reserves, permanent residents of Dakota County, and enrolled in at least 6 credits for consideration.
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 first complete the online scholarship application and will need to forward their projects/portfolios to faculty after the semester ends to determine a scholarship recipient.
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.
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.
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.
Enrolled full-time in ELL Program;
Minimum GPA of 2.5;
Complete a 250-word essay referencing goals and future plans as well as reason for meriting scholarship;
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;
Two letters of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach, mentor, or community leader;
Preferred, but not required that student or his/her parent is a member of Lake Country Power cooperative
This scholarship supports United States Veteran and active-duty military service members in reaching their goals. Applicants must have completed one semester at DCTC earning a 3.0 GPA and enrolling full-time for consideration.
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
Created in honor of Jon McNelis & Derek Schluessler, this scholarship supports DCTC's Civil Engineering Technology majors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and enroll full-time for consideration. Special consideration may be given to students with disabilities and veterans.
Operation Round Up Scholarships are provided by the cooperative's caring members who opt to have their electric bills rounded up to help neighbors and their community. Applicants must be new students for Spring 2019 and residents of one of the following counties: Carver, Le Sueur, Sibley, Blue Earth, or Waseca.
Must be enrolled in DCTC's Veterinary Technician program. Awarded to students with financial need and high scholastic standing (based on achievement during first half of their education and presented in second half of the program.) One scholarship will be awarded to a Minnesota high school graduate.
This scholarship supports and encourages new and continuing students in DCTC's Heavy Construction Equipment Technology and Construction Management programs considering careers in the asphalt pavement industry. Only applicants that attach a statement of interest or have experience in the asphalt paving industry will be considered.
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 Heavy Duty Truck Technology program.
Two $500 Electrical Lineworker scholarships will be awarded each academic year to students demonstrating: Financial need and a 2.5 minimum GPA. In addition to submitting an application and personal essay, applicants must also supply two letters of recommendation to be reviewed by DCTC’s scholarship review committee.
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.
Gray Duck Media, producers of The Beer Dabbler & Growler Magazine, along with funding assistance from local breweries and individuals, established this scholarship to encourage LGBTQIA2S+ to pursue a career in brewing. First preference will be given to newly admitted students in the Brewing and Beer Steward Technology program who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+). Applicants must also show documented leadership, support, involvement or activism in organizations, activities, or issues that promote equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
This scholarship will assist healthcare students focused on providing geriatric care. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the Nursing Assistant course, Medical Assistant, or Practical Nursing program with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must include two letters of recommendation with their application.
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.
Second year ELW student;
Preference given to Stearns Electric Association member (parent of guardian)
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.
The Minnesota legislature approved Workforce Development Scholarships for 2020-2021. DCTC students admitted to select manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and information technology programs leading to high demand occupations can apply. DCTC’s Admissions team will give priority to students enrolling in programs without existing wait lists.
Each year Xcel Energy provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker program eager to secure employment in the electrical energy industry. Faculty recommendations will be taken into consideration.
As a service to our students, DCTC also provides links to scholarship opportunities not funded by the college. We refer to these as "Outside Scholarships". For more information, please visit the Outside Scholarships page.