Numerous scholarships are available to students who attend Dyersburg State Community College. They are made possible by contributions from businesses, civic organizations, clubs and individuals in the college service area. General requirements for eligibility are (1) fulltime enrollment and (2) maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Some donor scholarships have additional restrictions as stated in the catalog description. Dyersburg State Community College is very grateful to the individuals and organizations that have agreed to provide scholarship assistance on an ongoing basis.
Donor scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and academic achievement. Unless otherwise specified, the College Scholarship Committee selects recipients. Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 will be considered first for the next academic year. Students must be fully accepted for admission as a degree-seeking student. Entering high school graduates must submit a seventh semester transcript during their senior year of high school. To learn more about the various scholarships offered at DSCC, please see the Donor and Endowed Scholarships page.
The Dyer County Promise Scholarship is a scholarship that is funded by the City of Dyersburg and Dyer County. This scholarship is offered to Dyersburg High School and Dyer County High School graduates. To learn more about the requirements of the scholarship, please see the Dyer County Promise Scholarship page.
The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program is a state funded program that includes the merit-based Hope Scholarship and other need-based scholarships. The Hope Scholarship is based on a student's high school GPA or ACT score. To learn more about this program, please see the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program page.
The Tennessee Promise Scholarship is a state funded scholarship for students graduating high school. These students can enroll in a Tennessee community or technical college the semester after high school and receive two years tuition-free with this scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, please see the TN Promise page. To see what costs the TN Promise scholarship will cover, please see the TN Promise Fee Coverage chart.
The Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship is a state funded scholarship for adults and independent students. These students can enroll in a Tennessee community or technical college and receive up to five years tuition-free with this scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, please see the TN Reconnect page. To see what costs the TN Reconnect scholarship will cover, please see the TN Reconnect Fee Coverage chart.
The Workforce Innovation and opportunity act (WIOA) offers several needs-based ways of paying for college. To learn more about the requirements and how to apply, please see the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information page.