College of DuPage’s Prairie Light Review is a juried magazine produced twice a year in December and May by a class of student editors enrolled in English 2210. The magazine features the creative works of students, faculty, and residents of Community District 502.
Student editors evaluate blind entries and strive to bring to the magazine’s readers the most engaging and creative work being produced in the community.
The magazine welcomes original fiction, nonfiction, essays, and drama of 1,600 words or less; poetry of 62 lines or less; visual essays of 12 panels or less; black and white and color photography; and 2D and 3D artwork of any medium.
In 2019, The Budilovsky Literary Endowed Scholarship of the College of DuPage Foundation transitioned from the mainstream scholarship program to focus on COD students’ literary talents. The Budilovsky Literary Endowed Scholarship partners with the Prairie Light Review to offer one $500 award per semester. To be considered for this scholarship, the entrant must be a COD student and have written a quality piece of any type (i.e., essay, poem, short story, etc.…) that could one day be published in a publication like the New Yorker. Preference is made to autobiographical pieces.
The Budilovsky Literary Endowed Scholarship has awarded more than $7,000 in scholarships to aspiring writers.
To support aspiring writers through the Budilovsky LIterary Endowed Scholarship, please consider making a tax-deductible gift, as outlined below.
Founded in 1967, College of DuPage Foundation serves the College of DuPage by supporting educational innovations in programming and student support services, providing scholarships and awards to students, and giving recognition to both faculty and graduates of the institution. Philanthropic support, along with community and business partnerships, ensure that this mission is fulfilled, and that our students are able to make their dreams come true!