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.

Fall Semester 2019 scholarship opportunities are now available!  Students can apply online at Academic Works.  The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

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

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 


Contact Information

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

Regular Hours

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

The John Belushi Scholarship


The John Belushi Scholarship

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

Scholarships at COD


Applying for Scholarships at COD

It's now even easier to apply for thousands of dollars in scholarship money! All it takes is a few minutes.

College of DuPage

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