Scholarships & Endowments

Named Annual Scholarship Opportunities

With a gift of $5,000 or more, donors may fund a named scholarship to establish a legacy or honor another's memory. Donors may designate a set of specific criteria for the scholarship if they choose to do so.  To speak with someone regarding starting a scholarship fund, please contact us by email or by calling (630) 942-2462. 

In order to establish a named scholarship, a signed gift agreement and a pledge of a $1,000 minimum annual commitment for five consecutive years is required. 

Named Endowment Opportunities

Endowments allow donors to make stable philanthropic investments with significant yearly returns that can guarantee support for the College and students into the future. With a gift of at least $25,000 or more, an endowment can be established to fund many types of programs and activities, including scholarships, distinguished chairs and professorships.

Endowment funds are invested according to the investment policies established by the College of DuPage Foundation. Endowment gifts may be used to establish a special endowment fund or may be added to an existing endowment fund.

Type of Endowments Include:

Endowed Student Scholarships

Alumni, friends and other loyal COD supporters may endow a scholarship for students. Endowed scholarships provide a continued source of assistance for students and create a legacy for the donor.

Endowed Faculty Positions

Earnings from endowed faculty positions may fully or partially fund the salary and may be used to provide related program funding, professional development, continuing education, release time for research and writing, and other needs. 

Endowed Program Funds

Endowed program funds may support any programs provided by College of DuPage, be it academic, co-curricular or extra-curricular programs, classroom or technology enhancements, research, faculty development, or faculty and staff awards. 

Named Facility Opportunities

Facility naming opportunities exist for significant contributions that benefit large segments of the College of DuPage community. The opportunities may include room designations, building and campus memorials, or testimonial titling. College of DuPage Board of Trustees has final approval for all naming opportunities at the College of DuPage. 

Learn more about opportunities for support or contact us for assistance.

College of DuPage Foundation
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: (630) 942-2462 
Federal Tax ID: 23-7011835



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