About this resource
DCC will provide each student with year-round living accommodations (on-campus), individualized mentoring and advising and assistance with completing financial aid and scholarship applications, while also requiring each student to work 10-15 hours a week and have a monthly payment plan (sliding scale system) to be invested in their education! Our goal is to be in partnership with the students and not simply give them a free education. We also provide the students Life Skills sessions to include: resume writing, personal finances and budgeting, mental health and more.
What will participation in Dawson Promise look like?
- DCC’s Financial Aid office helps students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- A mentor will help students through the admissions and enrollment processes and introduce them to their academic advisor.
- Students will work one-on-one with their advisor to determine a course of study for their chosen program and will meet periodically to discuss progress.
- Students will be provided with year-round on-campus housing and may begin classes as soon as they graduate from high school.
- Students will be provided with various life skills training; such as, resume writing, personal finances and budgeting, interviewing skills, grocery shopping tips, and more.
- Students will be provided a community host family through the Adopt-a-Buc program. Host families assist students in their transition to the community.
- The Human Resources team will help students obtain on-campus employment.
To be eligible to apply for the Dawson Promise program individuals must:
- Be a resident of Montana.
- Have graduated high school or obtained a GED within the past 2 years.
- Be an unaccompanied youth who meets one of the below categories:
- Has aged-out of foster care
- Is a homeless youth; as defined by HUD.