You should apply if you are thinking about, starting, or currently attending college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s degree. You should apply if you are thinking about, starting, or currently attending a technical or vocational school in pursuit of a certificate or certification.
Your application will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to participate in the College Empowerment Program from CASA of DuPage County. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed to determine eligibility. If you are eligible, you will hear back from CASA of DuPage County regarding next steps.
If you are eligible, you may request funds to cover items to help you with your education that are not covered by other scholarships, grants, or loans. Each individual accepted into the program may receive up to $2,500.00 in one school year. It is up to the applicant to provide information to CASA of DuPage County as to what costs they need help covering, how much those costs are, and when they are needed. The requests will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Any costs that can be paid directly to the service provider or retailer will be paid directly to them.