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What is an Endowment?

An endowment is a donation of money or property to a non-profit organization, which uses the resulting income for a specific purpose. “Endowment can also refer to the total of a non-profit institution's investable assets, also known as “principal” or “corpus” which is meant to be used for operations or programs that are consistent with the wishes of the donor. Most endowments are designed to keep the principal amount intact while using the investment income for charitable efforts. Dawson College Foundation has numerous endowments and we hope you will consider starting an endowment. The minimum amount to start an endowment for the Dawson College Foundation is $5,000.

Restricted scholarships are a form of gift aid and may be available to those students meeting scholarship guidelines, as determined by the college.

Unrestricted endowments are assets that can be spent, saved, invested and distributed at the discretion of the institution receiving the gift. In other words, are you applying for an unrestricted scholarship or have you been awarded an unrestricted scholarship? Either way, unrestricted means without restrictions.

Planned giving is the process of donating planned gifts. A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. 

We have had a great number of endowments created throughout the years to help DCC students afford the highest quality education possible. 

Below you can find a listing of Dawson College Foundation endowments that you can donate to:

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  • ABATE Scholarship

    A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.

    ABATE is an acronym which originally stood for “A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments” and alternatively stands for “American Bikers for Awareness, Training & Education" or "American Bikers Aimed Towards Education”.

    Criteria includes elementary or secondary education majors. Preference is given to a resident of Richland or Dawson Counties. Preference is given to a returning sophomore. The approximate value is $250.00.

  • Albrecht Scholarship

    The Fran M. Albrecht scholarship was established in March 2019. The scholarship was created in honor of the Montana Board of Regents Chair. Fran M. Albrecht, who recently completed her term. Albrecht was appointed to the Montana Board of Regents in September 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. Albrecht has built a career on serving and supporting the missions of nonprofit agencies that care for vulnerable and underserved populations.

    The Fran M. Albrecht Scholarship will offer $250.00 per semester to a full-time, first or second-year student at Dawson Community College who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be administered through the Dawson College Foundation.

  • American Ford Scholarship

    The American Ford Scholarship was established by Kyle and Julie Johnson in 2019 for Dawson Community College. This scholarship is to be awarded for greatest needs that the college deems necessary each year. Kyle and Julie Johnson will give approval to this award each year.

  • Angel Grant Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

    Angel was a DCC Student killed in an automobile accident. Those responsible for her death were ordered to make contributions to DCC for a scholarship in her memory. The DCC LE Club contributed the remaining amount to allow it to go perpetual. Dawson Community College 2nd semester freshmen, majoring in Law Enforcement, planning to return to DCC in the fall, preference will be given to a Law Enforcement major that is active in the Law Enforcement Club.

    The scholarship selection committee will consist of the Director of Law Enforcement, a social science instructor and a DCC Law Enforcement graduating sophomore, selected by the committee members (Law Enforcement Director and social science instructor). The winners of the scholarships will be announced at the DCC Awards Banquet.

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and potential success in Law Enforcement, rather than on need.

  • August “Cole" Dooper Memorial Baseball Scholarship

    The Cole Dooper Memorial baseball scholarship was established in memory of former Dawson Community College baseball player Cole Dooper. This award was established by friends and family members in his honor. Dooper played for Dawson Community College in 2011-2012.

    His #18 Jersey has been retired and the dugout which was painted black added a sign in his honor name the “Doopers” Dugout. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman or sophomore baseball players.

    The recipient will be chosen by the baseball coaches and Paula Saye and August “Tinker” Dooper will be notified. The amount we would like to give each year would be $400.00. Our goal is to eventually start an endowment which is $5,000 to establish. 

  • Ardean A.Anvik Endowed Scholarship

    The Ardean A. Anvik Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of Ardean A. Anvik to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. Mr. Anvik, a native of Glendive, Montana was a student at Dawson County Junior College (currently Dawson Community College) from 1959-1961. Mr. Anvik had a career in telecommunications and maintained a life-long interest in politics, civic discourse, and creative writing. 

    Once the scholarship has generated enough in earnings described below, the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The scholarship amount will be equivalent of one half the cost of the in-district full-time tuition for the school year. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College, indicating an interest in the disciplines related to creative writing, political and civic discourse, or social science issues: and (2) maintain an overall (3.0 GPA 

    Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. 

  • Astoria Hotel & Suites Athletic Scholarship

    Kamel, Bill, and Darshan Patel established this scholarship. They are the owners of the hotel. This scholarship is awarded each season. The Dawson Community College coaches nominate a returner who has good character, demonstrates leadership, and serves in the community. 

  • Bryan Melle Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

    Dawson Community College second semester freshmen, majoring in Law Enforcement. Preference is giving to returning sophomore. The amount varies with a minimum award to $250.00.

  • Buzz Suhr Memorial

    The Carl H. Suhr Junior Memorial Fund was established in 1978. The income earned from this fund shall be used for a tuition scholarship of a student in the vocational field, preferably agri-mechanics or some related mechanical program. The Board of Directors of the foundation or a proper committee thereof shall have full authority to determine the standards, conditions and person to whom the scholarship shall be awarded.

  • Charles England Memorial Endowed Scholarship
    Charles England Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    The Charles England Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established on March 18, 2013 to honor the memory of Iris Milne’s brother, Charles D. England. Mr. England (1932-2012), a native of Glendive, lettered four years in football, basketball, baseball, and track at Dawson County High School. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Washington State University where he played football and excelled at discuss (track and field). Mr. England’s career was devoted to working with troubled youth in California, where he retired in 1986 as Northern California Supervising Parole Agent.

    The scholarship is established with an endowed status. The earnings from the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester.

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another Dawson County High School graduate who meets the requirements in the Selection Criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid.

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account.

    A scholarship committee with the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College; (2) maintain an overall 2.5 GPA; (3) be a graduate of Dawson County High School. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor.

  • Charles Kintz Memorial Scholarship

    Charles Kintz was born September 12, 1940, in Missoula to Donald Paul and Vivienne ( Boulware) Kintz. He graduated from Anaconda High School in 1958 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1963. On June 14, 1964, he married Myrna Lutes in Bozeman. In 1965, he received his master’s degree in education also from Montana State University.

    He taught high school in Burley, Idaho and Portland, Oregon. In 1966 they moved to Glendive, where he taught business management at Dawson Community College. He also managed the college bookstore. He finished his career at DCC as Dean of Administrative Services in June of 1992.

    He was president of the Faculty Senate, the Glendive Bowling Association and the Glendive Chamber of Commerce. He also served as deacon of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and was on the board of directors of the Cottonwood Country Club and Glendive Forward. He received an Outstanding Educator Award and the National DECA Service award. He enjoyed photography, classical music, leather tooling, bowling, golf and collecting golf balls.

    The Charles Kintz Memorial Scholarship Award given is for $250.00 per semester. The recipient of the scholarship should be made by the financial aid committee and given to a business scholarship major.

  • Classes 56-58 & 77-78 of Dawson County High School

    This scholarship program is to be used for one semester tuition for the amount of $300.00. The classes of 1956, 1957, and 1958 established this scholarship program at their 40 year class reunion. The scholarship is be used for one  semester tuition at Dawson Community College by any graduates of Dawson County High School with first consideration going to former DCHS non-traditional students. Each recipient may renew for one second semester upon application showing a 3.0 grade point average. The scholarship was established in memory of their deceased classmates.

    The Dawson Community High School classes of 1977 and 1978 established a scholarship at their 20 year class reunions. These scholarships were present to Dawson Community College to be used by any graduates of Dawson County High School. The scholarship was in memory of their deceased classmates.

  • Clayton E. Holt Endowed Scholarship

    The Clayton Elroy Holt Scholarship was established February 1, 2012 in memory of Clayton Elroy Hoyt to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria. Mr. Hoyt was a US Navy veteran of World War 11, a graduate of River Falls (Wisconsin) Teachers College, a teacher of American Government for many years, as well as a coach and athletic director at Dawson County High School. Mr. Holt was a quiet, very private, frugal man who never married and left his legacy as educational opportunities to students at Dawson Community College. He cherished education and believed that it is the highest importance. Mr. Hoyt left his life’s savings of more than $300,000 to Dawson College Foundation general scholarship fund.

    The scholarship shall remain endowed with the earnings to provide for one or more annual tuition scholarship awards equivalent to full-time tuition and fees to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. In addition to tuition and fees, funds may be used for books, classroom supplies, electronic equipment, or on-campus housing scholarships for students proving financial need.

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time.

    A scholarship committee with the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a student in good standing at Dawson Community College, and (2) maintain an overall 2.0 GPA.

    Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor.

  • Culver Insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield Endowment Scholarship
    Culver Insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield Endowment Scholarship

    Jim Culver has been a local business owner since 1979.  He is an alum of Dawson Community College, and a generous contributor and volunteer for the benefit of Eastern Montana communities.  He has had a lifelong commitment to continuing education and business development.  Jim has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana and other insurance companies to provide asset protection to clients for 37 years.  Culver Insurance has served the community for 4 generations as Jim brought in his Dad, Donald Culver, his daughter, Melonie J. Beeler, and his grandson, Dillon Beeler to also work as Insurance Agents.Scholarship Provisions:         The scholarship is established with an endowed status. The earnings from the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another qualified applicant who meets the requirements in the Selection Criteria portion of this agreement.  This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Director and Committee. Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time.  The College may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account.Selection:                               A scholarship committee within the college will choose one or more recipients of the award each year.  The following criteria will be used in the selection process: (1) preference will be given to students pursuing Business. (2) If no applicants pursue Business, the scholarship may be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee to ensure disbursement.  This is a one-year award.  

  • DCC Plates Endowment

    The DCC Plates endowment funds are raised from the purchase of DCC license plates and are contributed to an endowment. The funds distributed may be used for one or more multiple scholarships and are not restricted to any educational or sports programs. Funds may be used to supplement other scholarships. 

  • Dennis Perryman Men’s Basketball Endowment
    Dennis Perryman Men’s Basketball Endowment

    The Dennis Perryman Men’s Basketball Endowment was established in 2018 through a lead gift from Doug and Claudia Frederick in honor of Coach Perryman. Proceeds from the endowment will benefit the men’s basketball team. The endowment will be perpetual and will exist permanently as a part of the program. This gift will be the cornerstone for other donors to support the basketball program. There will be appeals made through direct mail and one on one contacts. 

    Dennis Perryman was an educator, basketball coach, athletic director and advocate for the Junior Colleges. His career lasted 36 years including 13 seasons at Dawson Community College. He came to Glendive in 1967. 

    During his tenure at Dawson Community College he led the team to numerous conference championships, placed a vast majority of his players into four year colleges, and was a mentor and friend to numerous former players.

    During his tenure at Dawson Community College he served as a basketball coach for the Olympic trails in Colorado Springs for two summers. He left Dawson Community College for Northern Montana College in Havre producing a school best 18 wins. 

    He returned to the junior college ranks successfully guiding the South Plains Community College basketball team while eclipsing the 400 win total. He coached one season of professional basketball in Istanbul Turkey before landing his last career job as Athletic Director at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas. 

    During his 19 years as athletic director he was instrumental in producing one of the most successful runs in Broncbuster history bringing the program back to national prominence. He was instrumental in the expansion of the campus athletic complex, and soon after his retirement in 2005, the physical education building was named the Dennis B. Perryman Athletic Complex.

  • Don Kettner Presidential Endowment

    The Don Kettner Presidential Endowment at Dawson Community College was made possible through donations from friends and family. 

    Don Kettner was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was discharged in 1954 with the rank of Staff Sergeant after receiving the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. 

    Kettner earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Physical Education from Dickinson State College. He later earned his master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Montana and completed his higher educational research at Montana State University. His career in education began in Outlook, Montana where he was principal, athletic director, and coach. In 1959, he became the assistant superintendent and athletic director at St. Mary’s High School in New England, North Dakota before beginning his career at DCC. 

    During a 37-year tenure with DCC, Kettner served as a Psychology and English Instructor, Athletic Director, Assistant Dean, Registrar, Vice President, and President. Kettner guided the College through some of its most successful years, lobbying ferociously in adding dormitories and the Ullman Center to DCC’s growing campus. 

    Kettner led a fund-drive to construct a 12,000 square foot student center addition, supervised the construction of a 41-million-dollar dorm complex, and wrote grants for $1.5 million dollars for construction of a 20,000 square foot vo-tech classroom building. Additionally, he averaged between 20 and 25 speeches per year on various topics. 

    Kettner retired June 30, 1999 due to health concerns and proudly took on the title of Presidential Emeritus. 

    The Dawson College Foundation is a non-profit 501 C 3 organization established in 1963 to support and promote the welfare of Dawson Community College and its students. For more information or to donate, contact Dawson College Foundation Executive Director Dennis Harp at dharp@dawson.edu or 406-941-2519 or visit www.dawson.edu

     

    This endowment has been established in memory of Don Kettner to provide financial assistance to selected students or who meet the criteria in this agreement. The endowment was created September 20, 2018. A minimum of one scholarship will be provided each semester. 

    The fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award may vary slightly. 

    If a scholarship is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another students who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This endowment can also be used to assist a DCC student who has a need. 

    The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must be (1) enrolled in good standing at Dawson Community College and (2) an incoming freshman who meets academic standing. Alternatively, the award may be issued for a student who has a need. 

    Financial need is a consideration but not a determining factor.

  • Duane Peterson Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

    The Duane Peterson Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship is for a Dawson Community College 2nd semester freshmen, majoring in Law Enforcement, planning to return to DCC in the fall.

    The scholarship selection committee will be comprised of the Director of Law Enforcement, a social science instructor and a DCC Law Enforcement graduating sophomore, selected by the committee members (Law Enforcement Director and social science instructor). The winners of the scholarships will be announced at the DCC Awards Banquet.

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and potential success in Law Enforcement, rather than on need.

  • Ellis and Irene Jones Endowed Scholarship

    The Ellis and Irene Jones Endowed Scholarship was established in January of 2012 to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. Mr. and Mrs. Jones lived and worked in eastern Montana for many years, eventually owning majority stock of the First National Banks of Wibaux and Ekalaka, Montana. They served as officers and bank directors for more than fifty years. They established this fund as a charitable trust so that students from eastern Montana can access the educational opportunities critical to their success. 

    The scholarship shall remain endowed with no more than half the earnings to provide for annual scholarships. The fund will provide for annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award will cover the equivalent of full tuition and fees at the in-district rate; the exact amount may vary slightly. In addition to the academic tuition awards, a limited number of scholarship funds will be made available to high achieving impoverished students to cover on-campus housing and books. 

    Should there be earnings in excess of qualifying scholarship obligations, those earnings may be used to enhance the academic/learning environment through classroom or laboratory equipment, technical program equipment, supplies, livestock, and maintenance costs. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the fund at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose the recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College; and (2) maintain an overall (2.5) GPA. Preference will be given to students from eastern Montana. Each recipient shall be give the biographies of Ellis Jones and Irene Jones. 

    Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

  • Evelyn Schaffel Education Scholarship

    The Evelyn Schaffel Education Scholarship are for students planning to attend Dawson Community College full-time each semester. These students are working toward an AA/AS degree with a teacher education emphasis and planning on obtaining a baccalaureate degree in Education. They have successfully completed ED100 Introduction to Education and an additional approved (ED rubric) Education course.

    One scholarship will be awarded at $250.00 per semester for an annual total of $500. The recipient must be a full-time student and maintain satisfactory academic progress to continue to receive the award for the second semester. 

    Students must present the following information in their application packet. Only typed written applications with be accepted. Scholarship application cover page, one page of philosophy of education essay, two current letters of recommendation ( no family members), current copy of college transcript, and copy of the current semester registration that includes all drop/add information.

    The selection of a recipient is based on philosophy of education essay, scholastic achievement, appropriateness of letter of recommendation, and presentation of application packet.

  • F.J. Efta Memorial Scholarship

    The F.J. Efta Memorial Scholarship was established for a Wibaux County High School seniors, or past graduates of Wibaux County High School, and young adults who have a special connection to Wibaux County planning to attend Dawson Community College.

    This scholarship will be awarded at $250.00 per semester, renewable for four consecutive semesters and the yearly total will be $500.00. Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a 2.0 grade point average in 12 credits per semester in order to continue to receive the award.

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, connectedness to Wibaux County and extra-curricular activities, rather than on need.

    Students should fill out the application, obtain two personal references and a copy of the seventh-semester transcript for seniors, high school transcript for recent graduates or a copy of fall semester grades and spring class registration if applying as a second year student. All of the application items must be submitted by the student to the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Office.

  • Floyd and Francis Marty Music Memorial Scholarship

    The Floyd and Francis Marty Music Memorial was established in September of 1983. It the donors wish that this donation be used to plan and implement a music program at Dawson Community College.

    This annual music scholarship will not exceed $450.00 and will be applied toward tuition and fees. This scholarship will be entitled the Francis Marty Music Scholarship.

    The only prerequisite is that it be awarded to a student majoring in music who will be selected by the financial aid committee. In the selection process, a piano or voice major should receive priority.

  • Fran M. Albrecht Scholarship

    The Fran M. Albrecht Scholarship was established in honor of Montana Board of Regents Chair Fran M. Albrecht, who recently completed her term. The Fran M. Albrecht Scholarship will offer $250 per semester to a full-time, first or second-year student at Dawson Community College who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship will be administered through the Dawson College Foundation. 

    Albrecht was appointed to the Montana Board of Regents in September 2013 by Governor Steve Bullock. She has served as Chair for the past two years. Albrecht has built a career on serving and supporting the missions of nonprofit agencies that care for vulnerable and underserved populations. For over 17 years, she served as Executive Director for Missoula’s Watson Children’s Center, a nonprofit shelter for Montana children who have suffered abuse or experienced family crisis. Currently, she is the Chief Philanthropy Officer for Providence Montana Health Foundation, which provides support and resources for over 40 clinics and healthcare programs in Montana. 

    “Regent Albrecht has been a committed supporter of higher education in Montana and of Montana students. We appreciate the time and energy she has given to the Montana University System and support she’s shown for Dawson Community College. We are honored to establish this scholarship in Regent Albrecht’s name and continue her tradition of service and generosity,” said DCC President Dr. Scott R. Mickelsen. 

    For more information on the Fran M. Albrecht Scholarship or to contribute, contact Dennis Harp, Executive Director of the Dawson College Foundation, at 406-377-9425 or dharp@dawson.edu

  • Gary L. Olson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    The Gary L. Olson Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by Carole Olsen in March 2011. This scholarship is being established in in memory of Gary L. Olson to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. 

    Mr. Olson had a long career in law enforcement, teaching, and public service to the Glendive community, the state of Montana, and the region. A graduate of Black Hills State College in Spearfish, South Dakota and Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana, Mr. Olson established the Police Sciences Program as director and instructor at Dawson Community College. 

    The two-year degree in Law Enforcement was the first program of its type in a three state area. Mr. Olson was nominated by the college for an “Outstanding Educator of America” award in 1971. Also, he received a fellowship to study South East Asia at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980 and 1981. He retired from Dawson Community College in 1993 after 24 years of service. Mr. Olson passed away on January 22, 2011. 

    Once the fund reaches endowed status and has generated a minimum of $500 in earnings or contributions, the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award will be approximately $500.00; the exact amount may very slightly. 

    If a scholarship is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one or more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College, majoring in law enforcement or a related field; and (2) maintain satisfactory academic standing. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

  • Gary Nelson Memorial Scholarship

    The Gary Nelson Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2007 by his widow Darolyn.

  • George and Ottoni Rice Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

    The George and Ottoni Rice Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship was established for a Dawson Community College second semester freshman, majoring in Law Enforcement, planning to return to Dawson Community College in the fall. 

    The scholarship selection committee will be comprised of the Director of Law Enforcement, a social science instructor and a DCC Law Enforcement graduating sophomore, selected by the committee members (Law Enforcement Director and social science instructor). The winners of the scholarships will be announced at the DCC Awards Banquet. 

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and potential success in Law Enforcement, rather than on need.

  • Glendive Masonic Lodge

    The Glendive Masonic Lodge established a scholarship in September 2009. Tim Matterson, Foundation Treasurer spoke with the officers of the Glendive Masonic Lodge, of which he is a member, and they left the scholarship criteria to the direction of the Foundation Board. It was agreed upon that Jolene Myers and Sandra Cargill would determine the criteria.

    Criteria will be as limitless as possible and made available to entering Dawson Community College students. Entering students planning to enroll full time at Dawson Community College must meet the general scholarship application criteria, no specific field of study is required.

  • James D. Schultz Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    The James D. Schultz Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in June of 2010. This scholarship was established in memory of James (Jim) Schultz to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. 

    Mr. Schultz was a teacher throughout his entire professional career, first as a secondary English teacher starting in Glendive in 1966 for three years. Later, he taught in Polson, Montana for five years and returned to teach briefly at Dawson County High School before beginning his college teaching career at Dawson Community College. 

    Mr. Schultz taught college English courses at DCC for thirty years until his retirement in 2007. He challenged students to open their minds to new ideas, think critically, and strive for excellence. Mr. Schultz was a devoted teacher who touched hundreds of students’ lives over the years. In 1993, he was named “Burlington Northern Teacher of the year”, an honor bestowed upon a select few. 

    Once the scholarship reaches endowment status and has generated a minimum of $500 in earnings, the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award will be approximately $500; the exact amount may vary slightly. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled or admitted as a student in good standing at Dawson Community College, pursuing the requirements for transfer into a bachelor degree in secondary education with a teaching major in English or a related field; and (2) maintain satisfactory academic status. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

  • Jeanie Austin Nelson Memorial Rodeo Scholarship

    The Jeanie Austin Nelson Memorial Rodeo Scholarship is awarded to a Dawson Community College second-semester freshman who: is a rodeo athlete, has scored college rodeo points, is under the age of 24, has a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and is planning to return to DCC in the fall. 

     

    This scholarship will be awarded at $150.00 per semester and the yearly total will be $300.00. Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to receive the award. 

     

    Applications must be submitted to the Dawson Community College Financial aid office by the students before April 8th. The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, athletic achievement, recommendations, and partial need. 

     

    For consideration the student must submit a completed application form, two letters of reference; one being of a person nature and one being from a coach, clergy member, employer, extra-curricular advisor, or volunteer work supervisor. The student must also submit a copy of fall semester grades and a copy of spring semester class registration. An interview may be requested.

  • Joe Friedrichs Memorial Science Scholarship

    The Joe Friedrichs Memorial Science Scholarship initial donations were memorials. The first year this scholarship was awarded was in 2007-2008. Additional funds came in during the year which allowed going perpetual for the 2008-2009 award year.

    This award is for first of second year students, majoring in a field of study which requires chemistry as part of the curriculum ( i.e: engineering, allied health, science, science education, etc.) or planning to enter or return to Dawson Community College in the fall.

    Joe was educated and graduated from Eden Valley High School. He then graduated from the Gate Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked as a telegrapher on the Montana branch of the Great Northern Railroad. In March 1951, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.

     

    He was honorably discharged in March 1954 with the rank of Sergeant. Following his military service, Joe attended Carroll College in Helena where he received his bachelor’s degree. He began his teaching career in Buxton, North Dakota and then moved to Glendive in 1961 to teach at Dawson County High School.

    During the summer months Joe worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service in Glacier National Park. He was united in marriage to Carol Awsumb on June 18, 1963 in Glendive, Montana. He then obtained his master’s degree from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and spent the rest of his teaching career as an instructor at Dawson Community College. He retired in 1994.

  • Jonas Kolberg Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

    The Jonas Kolberg Memorial Agriculture Scholarship was established for Dawson Community College freshmen, majoring in Agriculture, planning to return to Dawson Community College in the fall. 

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and potential success in Agriculture, rather than on need.

  • JSEC Outside Scholarship

    The Glendive JSEC is committed to assisting the upcoming workforce to realize their goals and in 2000 it established a $200 Dawson Community College scholarship for Dawson County High School seniors.

    Today, the JSEC offers three $500 Dawson Community College scholarships. The scholarship criteria has evolved through the years and is now open to seniors graduating from High School in Circle, Glendive, Ritchie, and Wibaux or returning Dawson Community College students from those same areas.

  • Kay Dunkerley-Magnussen Memorial Art Scholarship

    The Kay-Dunkerley-Magnussen Memorial Art Scholarship was established in 1987 by her parents Luke and Marquerite Dunkerley. The requisites that are required are: 

    1.     That the recipient be a graduating senior of Dawson County High School, Glendive, Montana. 

    2.     That the recipient attend Dawson Community College, Glendive, Montana. 

    3.     That Dawson County High School art/craft teachers and one Dawson County High School administrator select the recipient. 

    4.     That the year interest, only, be used for the scholarship. 

    It is the parent’s wish that through this scholarship, a student with artistic potential, each year, may be encouraged to further their art education.

  • Keith P. Guelff Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship established by Precision Machine and Weld,, Incorporated was established in memory of Keith Paul Guelff to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. 

    Mr. Guelff was a Glendive native, a farmer, and a lifelong learner who loved studying about natural history, ancient artifacts, geology, and the wonders of the earth. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in bio-chemistry from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. 

    After college he taught school for a time before he began farming in Dawson County. His passion was making things grow, hunting and collecting rocks and minerals, solving problems, and helping others. He believed that college was important for many reasons, not the least of which, because it taught students how little he or she thought they knew. Teaching and learning were central to his life. 

    The fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full –time students in good standing at Dawson Community College, majoring in Agri-business or a related field: and (2) maintain an overall (2.75) GPA. 

    Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

  • M.C. and Florence Kolstad Vocational Technical Scholarship

    The M.C. and Florence Kolstad Vocational Technical Scholarship was originally set up for the field of Auto Mechanics. When that program was discontinued, the field of study was changed to accommodate something that was in keeping with the original intent of the donors-a skill based program of study.

    The selection of the recipient is based on scholastic achievement and recommendations rather than on need. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the DCC Awards Banquet. 

  • Martha Kelly Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    The Martha Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in February 2012. Martha was born on January 15, 1932 in Malta, Montana. She was raised and educated in Malta graduating from Malta High School with the class of 1950. 

    Following high school Martha attended Montana State University graduating with the class of 1954 with a teaching degree. Martha moved to Harlem, where she taught at the Harlem High School from 1954 until 1960. During her time in Houston, Martha met the love of her life, William D (Bill) Kelly, who was also teaching at the Harlem High School. 

    They were united in marriage on December 23, 1964 in Glendive at Zion Lutheran Church. Martha taught in Wolf Point from 1960 until 1965 when she and Bill moved to Glendive where continued teaching. She taught Home Economics and Physical Education until she retired from Dawson County High School in 1982. 

    Martha was also involved in after school programs. She was the advisor for the Future Homemakers of America Club in Wolf Point. She was the first girls Track Cross Country coach for Dawson County High School and the Cheerleading Advisor for all the schools where she taught. 

    Upon her retirement, she taught hundreds of students for over 28 years. Mr. Bill Kelly was Principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Glendive. Between Lincoln and DCHS there were very few students that graduated in Glendive without knowing one or both. 

    This scholarship is established with an endowed status. The earnings from the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another qualified applicant who meets the requirements in the Selection Criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Director and Committee. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The College may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one or more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College; (2) permanent residence must be within a 100 mile radius of Glendive, Montana; (3) have a designated Education as a major. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award.

  • Mary Moore Memorial Scholarship

    The Mary Moore Memorial Scholarship was established for Dawson County High School seniors planning to attend Dawson Community College in the fall and are going to enroll as Education Majors.

    The scholarship selection committee comprised of Dawson County High School Librarian and English instructors will make the choice. The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement and potential success as a teacher and will be based on need in case of a tie.

  • Ree Ride Scholarship

    The Ree Ride Scholarship was established in August of 2008. This scholarship is established through the Dawson College Foundation with criteria specified by Tom Ree. 

    The scholarship fund is to continue to build until it reaches the Dawson College 

    Interest may then be used to fund a needy student (one who does not have access to other funds). The DCC Rodeo Coach may on occasion with special permission from Mr. Ree utilize the interest for a needy Rodeo athlete. Should the fund continue to grow to be a substantial amount an application process should be implemented for the selection of a recipient. 

    Recipient criteria are as follows: 

    1.     Must attend DCC full time. 

    2.     Can be either a first or second year student.

    3.     Ag major or rodeo athlete.

  • Reid Ripley Memorial Agriculture Scholarship

    The Reid Ripley Memorial Agriculture Scholarship was established for first or second year students, majoring in Agriculture, preferably from Dawson Community Count or the surrounding area, planning to enter or return to Dawson Community College in the fall. 

    The selection of the recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and potential in Agriculture, rather than on need. 

    Ty and Connie Ripley are the donors. Parents of Reid Ripley.

  • Richard E. Guenzi Memorial Scholarship

    This Richard E. Guenzi Memorial Scholarship was established for a first or second year student, planning to enroll at Dawson Community College and major in computer science. The scholarship selection committee will be comprised of Dan and Dawn Guenzi, Dawson Community College computer instructors, and Ralph Lenhart. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the DCC awards banquet for a second year student, and by mail if a first year student.

    Richard “Dick’ Guenzi served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946 as an Electronic Technician and Fireman First Class. He then attended Colorado A&M College in Fort Collins, followed by the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Mr. Guenzi worked for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Casper, Wyoming before becoming surveyor for Shell Oil Company. In 1957 he established Guenzi Surveys. In 1967 he began teaching land surveying technology at Dawson Community College, where he later introduced the computer science program.

    He became division chairman of the vocational technical department at Dawson in 1989 and retired in 1991. He also developed Apple computer surveying software, which he marketed nationwide.

  • Richard R. McMullin Scholarship

    The Richard R. McMullin Scholarship fund was established in August 2008. This scholarship fund was organized by “Friends of Richard R. McMullin”, established through the Dawson College Foundation with criteria specified by Tom Ree. 

    The scholarship fund is to continue to build until it reaches the Dawson College Foundation required dollar amount of $5,000, for a perpetual scholarship before it is to be made available through an application process. 

    Recipient criteria are as follows: 

    1.     Must attend DCC fulltime. 

    2.     Can be either a first of second year student. 

    3.     Science major with preference given to the fields of: biology, botany, earth science, and medical.

  • Roman S. Zuroff Endowed Scholarship Fund

    The Roman S. Zuroff Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in January of 2010.  The scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Roman Zuroff to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement.

    Dr. Zuroff served as Chairman of the Dawson Junior College Board of Trustees from 1966 to 1973. He was elected President of the Board from 1968 to 1970. He served on the Board during the time the first building was constructed on the current campus site. Also, during this time-frame, the Dawson College Endowment was established which later became the Dawson College Foundation.

    Once the scholarship reaches endowment status and has generated a minimum of $500 in earnings, the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award will be approximately $500; the exact amount may vary slightly.

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid.

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account.

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College, majoring in pre-health professions, such as medical science/nursing, medicine, dental, optometry, and (2) maintain satisfactory academic standing. Financial needs is a consideration.

  • Rotary Club of Glendive Endowed Scholarship

    The Rotary Club of Glendive established this endowed scholarship on January 23, 2013. Goals of Rotary International include promoting community service, providing opportunities for education and literacy, and solving other world problems, such as water and housing shortages.

    The scholarship revenue will provide funding for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester.

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who meets the requirements in the selection criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid.

    Contributions may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account.

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one of more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process. A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College; (2) maintain an overall 2.5 GPA; (3) be a graduate of a Dawson County high school or home school; and (4) have demonstrated academic achievement and a record of community service.

    A record of community service may include experience in Rotary sponsored activities, such as the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, or Interact Club. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

    The Dawson College Foundation will provide a report to the Donor at the end of the academic year regarding the selection and progress of scholarship award recipients.

  • Stockman Bank Endowed Scholarship

    The Stockman Bank Endowed Scholarship was established in February 2010. This scholarship is being established to provide financial assistance to selected students who meet the criteria outlined in this agreement. 

     

    Since its establishment in 1953 by Wm, Nefsy, Stockman Bank has been a banking organization to serve the needs of the entire community. Particularly important in its original vision was to serve agriculture producers and local businesspeople. Stockman Bank continues to serve the interests and financial needs of these important members of Montana’s communities. 

     

    This scholarship is established for an endowment status. When the fund has generated a minimum of $500 in earnings, the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. The amount of the award will be approximately $500; the exact amount may vary slightly. 

     

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another student who fulfills the requirements in the Selection Criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Director of Financial Aid. Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

     

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one or more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: (1) a Montana resident; (2) admitted or enrolled as a student in good standing at Dawson Community College; (3) preferably majoring in an agricultural-related program or major; and (4) preferably a full-time student. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one-year award. In order for a recipient to receive this award in a subsequent year, he or she must reapply and be selected as the best candidate.

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship Glendive Chapter #134

    The Montana Vietnam Veterans of America was founded in Glendive in June of 1985. They became an official member of the National VVA in December 1985. The applicant for the scholarship must be (a) An Honorable discharged veteran of the regular armed forces of the United States or their spouse, child or stepchild or (b) The spouse, widow or widower, child or stepchild of any military service person killed in the line of duty, or an MIA, or Prisoner of War. 

    The Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Montana Resident. The applicant must have maintained a 2.0 grade point average in high school or the last college semester attended prior to the semester applied for scholarship. 

    The scholarship may be used in any field of study at Dawson Community College. The applicant must maintain full-time status and maintain a minimum of 12 hours per semester. 

    The scholarship is for $250.00 for one year only and will be dispensed with $125.00 in the fall semester and $125.00 in the spring semester. Proceeds from the scholarship must be used to pay college tuition expenses and the cost of books. 

    The winner of the scholarship will be determined by a selection committee who will follow the guidelines set forth by Glendive Chapter #234 of the VVA. Glendive Chapter #234 of the VVA reserve the right to reject any and all applications. Applications must be post marked by March 15. 

    In June of 2019 the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 234 of Glendive, Montana recently received a significant grant from the Kool Kids Child Care Center Board of Directors. Funds from this grant were used to enhance the Vietnam Veterans of America scholarship endowment, managed by the Dawson College Foundation. 

    The membership of the VVA Chapter 234 extend their greatest thanks to Kool Kids Child Care. This endowment was established in 1987. Scholarship assistance to Dawson Community College has been awarded since its establishment.

  • W. and Ann Dohrmann Memorial Scholarship

    The W. and Ann Dohrmann Memorial Scholarship was established for area students, planning to attend Dawson Community College. This scholarship will be awarded at $250.00 per semester, renewable for four (4) consecutive semesters and the yearly total will be $500. Recipients must be full-time students and maintain a 2.0 grade point average in 12 credits per semester in order to continue to receive the award.

    The selection of a recipient is based on scholastic achievement, recommendations, and extra-curricular activities, rather than on need.

    Students should fill out the application: obtain two personal references and a copy of the seventh-semester transcript for seniors, high school transcript for recent graduates or a copy of fall semester grades and spring class registration if applying as a second year student.

    All of the application items must be submitted by the student to the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Office.

  • Wendee Eyer Memorial Scholarship

    The Wendee Eyer Memorial Scholarship was established in September of 1989 and begin in the fall of 1990 with a $5,000 lead gift. The scholarship award is full full tuition or interest earned whichever is less. The recipient must be a DCHS recent graduate who is attending Dawson Community College. The minimum grade point average must be 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The recipient must have a high school emphasis in math and science.

    The selection committee at the time of the establishment of the scholarship included Jerry Jacobs, Steve Wedel, and Richard Lindgren. Replacement appointees to be made by high school principal in math/science area. 

  • Wesley J. Toepke Memorial Endowed Scholarship

    Mr. Toepke was a local entrepreneur who served on the Dawson College Foundation for 33 years, holding the President position for 29 of those years. He received an honorary degree from Dawson Community College in 1996. Wes was a firm believer in giving back to his community, supporting not only the College but ABC Little League, Glendive Girls’ Softball, the Boys and Girls Club, Cottonwood Country Club, Glendive Tennis Association, Grandview and the Senior Citizen’s Center. 

    The scholarship is established with an endowed status. The earnings from the fund will provide for one or more annual scholarship awards to be announced in the spring and disbursed the following academic year, half in the fall and the remaining half in the spring semester. 

    If a scholarship award is unused, it may be retained in the scholarship account or may be awarded to another qualified applicant who meets the requirements in the Selection Criteria portion of this agreement. This decision will be made by the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Director and Committee. 

    Contributors may donate additional funds to the account at any time. The college may continue to award the scholarship so long as funds remain available in the scholarship account. 

    A scholarship committee within the college will choose one or more recipients of the award each year. The following criteria will be used in the selection process: A recipient must (1) be enrolled as a first-time: full-time student in good standing at Dawson Community College; (2) permanent residence must be within a 100 mile radius of Glendive, Montana. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. This is a one year award.

  • Zach Anderson Memorial Scholarship

    The Zach Anderson Memorial Scholarship was set up by Zach’s family to help students with financial needs. It is open to male and female athletes either graduating from high school or already attending college. 

    Eligibility Requirements: 

    1.     You must have graduated from the following Eastern Division AAU Wrestling Counties: Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley, and Williams County in North Dakota. 

    2.     Preference will be given to students that participate in the wrestling program. 

    3.     Preference will be given to students attending Minot State University. 

    4.     Open to both male and female athletes. 

    5.     Open to Graduating Seniors through Junior year in College. 

    ·        Scholarship recipients need to complete an application on a yearly basis. 

    ·        Applications will not be considered unless they are typed or printed. 

    ·        A copy of your most recent grade transcripts is required. 

    Deadline: 

    November 1 each year to awarded on January 29th of each year. $500.00 per semester starting with the fall semester, must see first semester grades and registration for 2ndsemester. 

    Selection Committee: Rory Anderson, Toni Anderson, Derik Anderson, and Dustin Anderson. 

Thank you to those community leaders who have sponsored our 2020 Buccaneer Bash:

Scholarship Match

Darrell and Debra Hystad

Title Sponsors

Jim and Creuza Squires

Table Sponsors

Hayden and Madisyn Moore

Keith and Janet Robinson

Hellman, Hopfauf, Kirkpatrick, and Wilondek

Darrell and Debra Hystad

AG Producers of Dawson County

Doug and Claudia Frederick

Top Gun Asphalt, John and Amanda McArthur

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