The Chaparral Alumni Network (CAN) Executive Committee in partnership with the College of DuPage Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the Inaugural Chapparal Alumni Network Scholarship. Six COD students representative of Community College District 502 were each awarded $1,000 to assist with tuition, books and fees for the spring 2022 semester at COD.
Supported by funds raised by CAN, the scholarship gives preference to those who are first-generation college students and/or minority students (either Black/African American or Latinx). Applications were accepted from current or admitted College of DuPage students living in Community College District 502.
One recipient said, “I have been stressed over school expenses and home expenses over these past couple of years trying to finish school and the news I received today had lifted so much stress from my shoulders. This truly means the most to me and I am beyond grateful for your blessings!”
The scholarships were awarded in partnership with College of DuPage Foundation, whose mission is to obtain and steward financial and in-kind contributions to expand educational and cultural opportunities for the College of DuPage community. CAN hosted a golf outing in August 2021 to benefit the scholarship fund.
The six students who received the scholarships are:
Hashika Barral, Woodridge, IL, Associate in Arts
Zoe Denson, Aurora, IL, Associate in Fine Arts-Music
Brionna Hill, Lombard, IL, Criminal Justice
Angela Kirkwood, Lisle, IL, Associate in General Studies
Angel Mackey, Brookfield, IL, Dental Hygiene
Isabella Serritella, Westmont, IL, Associate in Science
About the Chaparral Alumni Network
In 2021, the Chaparral Alumni Network (CAN) was established, led by an Alumni Executive Committee. CAN is the essential link between College of DuPage, our alumni and our students. The purpose of this initiative is to foster a lifelong relationship between our alumni, College of DuPage and the College of DuPage Foundation to Connect, Recognize and Support.
Visit www.cod.edu/costs/scholarships to learn more about the Chaparral Alumni Network Scholarship and apply.