Scholarships are another fund source that students can apply for at College of DuPage.  Eligibility varies, as do the amount of each scholarship. Scholarships can be based on academic achievement, financial need, field of study and population.  Students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships through College of DuPage or outside resources.  Remember, the more scholarships and grants you receive, the less loan money you may need to borrow! 

College of DuPage Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships focus on:

    • academic achievement
    • program or major
    • financial need

Scholarships are awarded based on stated criteria and reviewer evaluation.  All reviewers are required to abide by COD's core values of integrity, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

The Fall Semester 2015 Scholarships are now closed. 

Spring Semester 2016 Scholarships are now closed. Students will be contacted via email in regards to the scholarship applications submitted. 

Please Note: Final awards are based on available funds at the time of the award.


2015-2016 College of DuPage Scholars Award

    • The Scholars Award includes the full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, and the partial tuition Board of Trustees, and Deans Scholarships. 


JumpStart Scholarship

    • Provide GED® credential students that have participated in a GED® prep course with a jump start into their college experience. 
    • Students who have completed the Adult ESL-0956  and/or ESL-0958 AND have passed the state-mandated exit test within the last 12 months are also eligible to apply for the JumpStart Scholarship.
    • Apply for JumpStart Scholarship 


External Scholarship Opportunities


Additional Scholarship Information/Searches




Contact Information

Office of Student Financial Assistance
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251
Fax: (630) 942-2151


Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Foundation Scholarship Reception


2014 Foundation Scholarship Reception

The 2014 Foundation Scholarship Reception was held on and is an opportunity for donors and scholars to meet.

The John Belushi Scholarship


The John Belushi Scholarship

Learn more about the John Belushi scholarship and what it entails!