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Truck Driver Training Scholarship

Get on the Road to a Better Career!


A generous donor is funding full-tuition scholarships for students seeking their CDL-A license through the College of Lake County.

To begin the application process, register for an upcoming virtual Information Session! Additional Information Sessions will be added as needed. Apply early for best consideration.

Application Process

All steps listed below are required to be considered for the scholarship.

  1. Attend a virtual information session
  2. Drop off required paperwork at training facility
  3. Complete scholarship application
  4. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview
  5. Selected students must submit a Thank You note to the donor.

Attend an Info Session

Scholarship Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Resident of Lake County, Illinois
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, Class D or above
  • No physical limitations that affect driving ability
  • Adequate command of the English language to complete written and demonstration exams, which are conducted in English (free ESL instruction provided at the College of Lake County)

Truck Driver Training Program Overview

With heavy, tractor-trailer and light truck driving averaging an annual salary of $57,000 in the region, a successful student can begin a life-changing career after as few as 12 weeks of training!

Students receive the knowledge and support necessary to pass the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) permit exam the first week of class, then gain the experience and skills required to prepare for the state-issued CDL exams, including the pre-test inspection tests, skills tests and road tests. Students learn CDL laws, use of controls, safe driving techniques and defensive driving.

Students are taught by experienced trainers through flexible classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training in Park City. With a low instructor-to-student ratio, students receive individualized support during the 160-hour program.

For questions, please contact:

Laura Asbury
lasbury1@clcillinois.edu