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Veterans Scholarships

Scholarships Extend Military Education Benefits

Scholarships can extend the life of military education benefits and ease the burden of college costs. College of DuPage offers over 120 scholarships.  Veterans are highly encouraged to apply for Veteran specific and program specific scholarships. 

Veterans Expedition & Teambuilding (VET) Scholarship 2019

  • Veterans Wilderness Encounter Speech 1120: This is a unique and adventure-based way to meet the contemporary life skills requirement or the speech requirement for the AAS degrees. Explore leadership, teamwork, roles, conflict management, ecological awareness and personal development in the Colorado Rockies. Class dates are June 19 and July 28, 2019 with the excursion taking place July 18-24, 2019. To be considered you must be a veteran of the US Armed Forces or currently serving (status will be verified by Veterans Student Services). Preference will be given to students that are still serving or have separated within the last 10 years. The scholarship covers all travel costs not tuition. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete a scholarship application and submit it to Jose Alferez in the Veterans Services Office.

College of DuPage Scholarship Application Deadlines

  • Fall Term: March 23
  • Spring Term: November 1

Start your scholarship application today!

Financial Aid Guide for Military Service Members provides a comprehensive guide for military personnel and their families addressing the three most critical issues for veteran students:

  • Scholarships for veterans and active duty service members
  • Tips to fill out FAFSA to maximize your financial aid package
  • The most common benefits available to veterans


Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991 

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

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260