Resource for Excellence Grants

The following projects were selected for funding for the FY20 year.

Total Resource for Excellence grant funding for the year: $128,178.

COD Veterans Expedition and Team Building (VET) Scholarships

Speech, Veterans Services/Student Affairs, Study Abroad

Funds provided for academic and group field study experience for students who have served in the U.S. military. 

The Certified Nursing Assistant Symposium 

Admissions & Outreach, Nursing and Health Sciences


Funds provided to conduct a CNA Symposium to expand educational opportunities for practicing CNAs in surrounding communities.

Food Security Initiative

English, Biology, Speech, Student Life

Funds used to enable students to plant, grow, harvest and distribute fresh produce for the F.U.E.L. Pantry, develop curricular and co-curricular partnerships and develop a 1/3/5 year resource plan for the F.U.E.L. Garden and Pantry.

Adjunct Faculty Training Institute

Continuing Education/Business Solutions

Funds used to provide Non-CODAA adjunct faculty scholarships to increase participation in the Adjunct Faculty Training Institute.

Studying the Efficacy of a "Best Practices" Workshop to Improve Writing Instruction and Student Writing

English/Liberal Arts

Funds used to conduct a qualitative longitudinal study of writing teachers and writing students, in order to expand learning opportunties for students and faculty.

ID/COD Global Entrepreneurship Week Student Pitch Contest

Continuing Education

Funds used for annual pitch contest as part of the College of DuPage Global Entrepreneurship Week events.

College Credit Partnership with IL Youth Center - Warrenville

Social/Behavioral Science & Library

Funds used to provide juveniles being confined at IYC-Warrenville with an opportunity to earn college credits.

Applied Music Fee Support

Arts, Communication & Hospitality

Funds used for need-based scholarship program for music majors' private lesson fees.

Near Completers Scholarship

Student Records

Funds used to identify and provide scholarships to students who have stopped their COD education and have 15 or fewer credits left to complete their degree.

Library Student Research Symposium & Awards


Funds used to establish a student-centered research symposium and research award to be held in Spring 2020.

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