Dr. Eugene G. Hallongren and Dianne J. Lindberg Hallongren Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship has been founded in loving memory of Dianne J. Lindberg Hallongren. Dianne was a beacon of inspiration, known for her creativity and talent as a teacher, her devotion as a mother, and her impactful leadership within the community. Dr. Hallogren’s distinguished career at the College of DuPage spanned from 1969 to 1999. In those three decades, he wore many hats, demonstrating versatility and commitment in various roles including, counselor, teacher, and administrator. His expansive 44-year journey in education culminated in the role as University President.

Dianne and Gene deeply appreciated the caliber of education delivered by the dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators at the College of DuPage. They witnessed firsthand the transformative power of education as both of their sons commenced their academic journeys here, earning associate degrees. Their foundational studies at the College of DuPage were springboards to further academic achievement, leading to both sons obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees from universities.

Their story underscores the pivotal role the College plays in shaping futures, a legacy that this scholarship seeks to extend aspiring students year after year.

  • Scholarships from this fund may only be awarded to a College of DuPage student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours)
  • Applicant must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Applicant must provide a short-written statement indicating how they are actively involved in at least one COD club/organization, or campus recreational or musical activity, OR outside of COD recreational activity, volunteer activity, or organization (religious; scouting; musical, etc) in their community.
  • Financial need may be considered

Award: $2,000

Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a short-written statement indicating your active involvement in at least one COD Club/Organization, Campus Recreational Activity, Musical Activity, OR outside of COD recreational activity, volunteer activity, or organization (religious, scouting, musical, etc) in your community.