Veterans Program Support

For nearly 50 years, College of DuPage has provided educational resources to veterans, members of the armed forces and their families. Recognized seven years consecutively as a "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs Magazine, College of DuPage and the Veterans Student Services office serve more than 650 student veterans and their dependents every semester.

College of DuPage is dedicated to cultivating a positive educational experience for veteran students and welcomes these heroes to its campus.

Serving Those Who Serve

Your donation is an investment in the future of veteran students who come to College of DuPage to pursue their educational aspirations.

More than $60,000 in donor-support have been provided to veterans to support their dreams. Consider making a donation today!

$28,000 in scholarships, supporting nearly 50 students

Read some of their stories:

Bill Aitken (Nursing), recipient of the Veterans Textbook Scholarship 

Jose Alferez (Transfer), recipient of the Veterans Textbook Scholarship

Linda Kirby (Electro-Mechanical Technology), recipient of the Veterans Textbook Scholarship

Bradley Kirouac (Associate in Arts), recipient of the Veterans Textbook Scholarship

Brian MacArtney (Associate in Arts), recipient of the Betty and Ron Krupp Veterans Scholarship

$30,000 in Resource for Excellence Grants, including the 2016 Veterans Rockies Encounter 

This 2016 class gave nine College of DuPage students who are military veterans a unique, empowering opportunity to build trust and leadership skills. In the summer of 2016, the group traversed mountain trails while building trust and developing skills.

“The intense backpacking experience in the Rockies created the perfect atmosphere to encourage veterans to work on their communication skills and collaborate in a natural, interactive way,” said Marco Benassi, Professor of Speech Communication at College of DuPage, who co-led the class with Gib Egge, Field Studies Instructor, and Jose Alferez, Manager of Veterans Student Services at College of DuPage. “It helped them transition teamwork and leadership skills built in the military through an adventure-based civilian setting. They began sharing vivid personal experiences and bonded as they talked about painful and powerful experiences with the teams and leaders they served with in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Read more about the experience here!

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The College of DuPage recently held a dedication ceremony for the Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center, as well as the dedication of memorials to College of DuPage students and alumni who have fallen in the line of duty.

Find out more about the event, and view pictures here. 


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