Our Opportunities

  • Thank you for visiting the Harper College Scholarship Application Tool! In order to apply for scholarships, you need an application on file at Harper. With an application on file, you will be issued a Harper email. Please use your Harper email to apply for scholarships.
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  • This is an application for the Harper College Educational Foundation’s Donor Sponsored Scholarships. These funds were made possible by gifts to donors.
  • There are over 175 different scholarships with different criteria. We award $700,000 a year to over 500 students.
  • You will qualify for many scholarships by completing the General Application.
  • The scholarships listed below are the ones that have extra criteria that is not on the General Application.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship at any time, you will be notified via email and through a notification which you can view on the Applications page of this Scholarship Application Tool.
  • Scholarship recipients are invited to a Scholarship Orientation, Valentine’s Day Card Signing Event for Donors, and the Realizing Dreams Scholarship Brunch.
  • A new cycle of scholarships opens on March 1 of every year. Scholarships for students that have one semester of Harper credit classes close in late April. Scholarships for new students closes July 1.
  • Keep in mind that scholarship opportunities may be available throughout the academic year. The scholarship application is open all year. However, meeting the above deadlines greatly increases your opportunity for a scholarship.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 - $1,500.00 Castle International Studies Scholarship
Study Abroad – Open to participants in a Harper College Faculty-Led Study Abroad program. Priority will be given to students applying to a program...
Study Abroad – Open to participants in a Harper College Faculty-Led...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2019
  • Award: $500 - $1,500.00
Deadline12/23/2019
$325.00 Diane Tomcheff Callin Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Harper student enrolled in the Liberal Arts. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College the semester in which you will receive this award or you will...
Harper student enrolled in the Liberal Arts. You MUST be enrolled at...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $325.00
$1,955.00 John W. Davis Spanish Travel Scholarship
Awarded to students who will paticipate in a study abroad program to a Spanish-speaking country. You MUST be enrolledin the study aborad program...
Awarded to students who will paticipate in a study abroad program to a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,955.00
Up to $1,425.00 Lane and Patricia Moyer Endowment for GED Scholars
GED – Awarded to a student who has received their GED within the last 12 months and are continuing studies in credit courses at Harper College. You...
GED – Awarded to a student who has received their GED within the last 12...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,425.00
$2,310.00 Lawrence Francione Memorial Scholarship
Electronics – Awarded to a full-time student who is a graduating senior from high school districts 211, 214, or 220 who is a citizen of the United...
Electronics – Awarded to a full-time student who is a graduating senior...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,310.00
$500.00 Minority Access to Higher Education Grant
Awarded to a Harper College student who is African American or Latino. The applicant must be a Citizen or Permanent Resident, who has achieved at...
Awarded to a Harper College student who is African American or Latino....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$1,000.00 Nation Pizza Scholarship for Mechatronics
Manufacturing – Student enrolled in the Mechatronics program. Grade point average from high school or the previous semester in post-secondary...
Manufacturing – Student enrolled in the Mechatronics program. Grade...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies One Million Degrees (OMD)
If you are a student in One Million Degrees, please fill out this application.
If you are a student in One Million Degrees, please fill out this...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$500-$1,000 WorldView Study Abroad Fund
Study Abroad – Open to Harper students participating in a Harper College study abroad program to developing countries. Awarded to a student who...
Study Abroad – Open to Harper students participating in a Harper College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-$1,000
Ended
$480-$720 John and Melanie Frieburg ESL Scholarship
ESL – Awarded to a hard-working and highly motivated ESL student with an excellent attendance record who plans on studying at Harper College next...
ESL – Awarded to a hard-working and highly motivated ESL student with an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $480-$720
Ended
$920.00 Al Snyder Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in 2nd year at Harper College focusing on studies in the Health and Wellness, Physical Education, Health Education or...
Awarded to students enrolled in 2nd year at Harper College focusing on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $920.00
Ended
$2,310.00 Arlington Heights Masonic Endowed Scholarship for Student Leaders presented by the Barrington Masonic Lodge
Student Leader – Awarded to a male student from an underrepresented population who currently resides in Arlington Heights or Elk Grove Village...
Student Leader – Awarded to a male student from an underrepresented...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,310.00
Ended
$370.00 BJ Lawrence Future Educators Scholarship
Education – Students enrolled in the field of Education. Preference for students enrolled in Early Childhood Education. Minimum GPA 2.5 at Harper...
Education – Students enrolled in the field of Education. Preference for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $370.00
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Chicago Printing Ink Production Club
Open to 2 student, who have taken the GRA 111 Press Operations class.
Open to 2 student, who have taken the GRA 111 Press Operations class.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
$995.00 Deaf/Hard of Hearing Scholarship for Continuing Students
Deaf/Hard or Hearing – Awarded to a current Harper College student with a cumulative GPA of 2.20 or higher who is registered for the Fall semester....
Deaf/Hard or Hearing – Awarded to a current Harper College student with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $995.00
Ended
$920.00 Dr. Charles Shaner Memorial Scholarship (Dental Hygiene)
Second year student-having completed 32 college level hours of instruction. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student has demonstrated financial need....
Second year student-having completed 32 college level hours of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $920.00
Ended
$650.00 Environmental Biology Endowed Scholarship Fund
Environmental Science/ Biology – Awarded to a new or returning Harper College student who has demonstrated commitment to the study of...
Environmental Science/ Biology – Awarded to a new or returning Harper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650.00
Ended
$10,000.00 HOPE Scholarship
Awarded to a female student entering her final year at Harper College and planning to transfer after graduation to a four-year institution. Award...
Awarded to a female student entering her final year at Harper College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000.00
Ended
$1,085.00 International Air Cargo Association of Chicago Scholarship
• GPA of 3.0 in Supply Chain Management 101 • Student must be enrolled in one or more of the following courses: (Continuing Education courses are...
• GPA of 3.0 in Supply Chain Management 101 • Student must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,085.00
Ended
$500.00 James Brown Memorial Honors Scholarship
Honors – Awarded to an Honors Program student at Harper College. To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write a letter to the Honors...
Honors – Awarded to an Honors Program student at Harper College. To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500 - $1,000 for 6 to 9 students Manufacturing Student Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000 for 6 to 9 students
Ended
Up to $2,265 Nils Andrew Johnson Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship
Hospitality/Culinary – Awarded to a currently enrolled Harper student or a student with a high school diploma or GED planning to enter Harper...
Hospitality/Culinary – Awarded to a currently enrolled Harper student or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,265
Ended
$1,930.00 Patrick Botterman Scholarship for Student Leadership
Student Leader – Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to and who has exhibited leadership in a club, program or activity while...
Student Leader – Awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,930.00
Ended
$1,890.00 Phillip P. and Glenda F. Nuccio Memorial Scholarship
Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Awarded to a current Harper College student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and...
Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Awarded to a current Harper College student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,890.00
Ended
$1,570.00 Planetary Studies Foundation Endowment
Science – Awarded to a Harper College student enrolled in Physical Science. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College the semester in which you will...
Science – Awarded to a Harper College student enrolled in Physical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,570.00
Ended
$495.00 Robert R. Randall Endowment Scholarship
Full-time Sophomore Business Major. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preferably a student who has taken a class in Commercial Credit. You MUST be enrolled at...
Full-time Sophomore Business Major. GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preferably a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $495.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Robert Zilkowski Family - Women in Management Scholarship
Business Management – Awarded to a female student with 30 credit hours, 3.0 GPA or better who has taken or who will be taking introductory courses...
Business Management – Awarded to a female student with 30 credit hours,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies (Can be awarded for 3 credit hours to 15 credit hours a semsester with book stipend). Rotary Club of Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Fishing Well Scholarship
Available to full or part time adult students (24 years or older). This scholarship is open to students, who reside or work in Schaumburg...
Available to full or part time adult students (24 years or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies (Can be awarded for 3 credit hours to 15 credit hours a semsester with book stipend).
Ended
$1,725.00 Roy G. Kearns Memorial Scholarship
The Roy G. Kearns Scholarship is awarded to a current full-time Harper College student who has completed 24 hours of course works at Harper...
The Roy G. Kearns Scholarship is awarded to a current full-time Harper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,725.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Scholarship for Single Mothers in Health Care or Technology
Scholarship for single parent, females that graduated high school in the last 15 years. Must be enrolled in a health career or technology career...
Scholarship for single parent, females that graduated high school in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Up to $3,590 Student Leader Endowed Scholarship
Leadership – Awarded to a Harper College student in their second year (3rd and/or 4th semester) of study who has demonstrated commitment to a club...
Leadership – Awarded to a Harper College student in their second year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $3,590
Ended
$445.00 Thomas E. Irwin Chemistry Scholarship
Chemistry – Awarded to a Harper College student with a 3.0 GPA or above who will pursue Chemistry as their field of study and who demonstrates...
Chemistry – Awarded to a Harper College student with a 3.0 GPA or above...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $445.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Vistex Scholarship
Web Development Degree or Information Systems Degree (focus on Database Management, Management Information Systems or Software Development). The...
Web Development Degree or Information Systems Degree (focus on Database...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,160.00 Anne Rodgers Scott Endowment for Student Success
Awarded to a student attending Harper College. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College the semester in which you will receive this award or you will...
Awarded to a student attending Harper College. You MUST be enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,160.00
Ended
$6,965.00 David K. Hill Memorial Scholarship
Math/Science – Awarded to a full or part-time student at Harper College with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who is currently enrolled in a...
Math/Science – Awarded to a full or part-time student at Harper College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,965.00
Ended
$5,000 Motorola Solutions Foundation Award for Excellence
Awarded to a Harper College student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher who has proven achievements in community service and leadership, and...
Awarded to a Harper College student with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$810.00 Thompson-Holton Endowed Scholarship
ADS – Awarded to a current Harper College student with a disability in the Fall semester (students who are not utilizing Access & Disability...
ADS – Awarded to a current Harper College student with a disability in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $810.00
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Harper Employee Transfer Scholarship
Awarded to a dependent of a current Harper College employee (son, daughter, wife, husband) who is graduating from Harper College in May and will be...
Awarded to a dependent of a current Harper College employee (son,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
$150.00 Joan R. Young Scholarship
Open to full and part-time Harper College employees returning to college. Must enroll in a credit associate degree program, certificate program,...
Open to full and part-time Harper College employees returning to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $150.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Henry Meier Scholarship
German Student Scholarship. Must be: Resident of Harper College’s District Citizen of the United States or eligible non-citizen Full-time...
German Student Scholarship. Must be: Resident of Harper College’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Drs. Robert H. and C. Jayne Wilcox Otter Chemistry Endowed Scholarship
Chemistry – Awarded to a current student who has completed or is in the process of completing at least one chemistry class (excluding Independent...
Chemistry – Awarded to a current student who has completed or is in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,910.00 John Louis Papandrea Liberal Arts Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will go towards your transfer school in the Fall semester. Must live in the Harper district. Must be currently enrolled at...
This scholarship will go towards your transfer school in the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,910.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Donna Penkava Grzegorek Dental Hygiene Endowed Scholarship
Dental Hygiene students in the second year of the program at Harper College. Demonstrate excellent achievements in current or prior community...
Dental Hygiene students in the second year of the program at Harper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 - $1,700 James F. & Valerie D. Arnesen Biology Endowment Scholarship
Biology – Awarded to a new or current Harper college student with a 3.5 GPA or above who is enrolled or planning on being enrolled as a full-time...
Biology – Awarded to a new or current Harper college student with a 3.5...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00 - $1,700
Ended
$500 - $6,000 per student ACE Grant (Advancing Community Economics) from Rotary International
Adult – 24 or Older Reside or Work Within Harper College Taxing District Demonstrate Financial Need Enrolled in Courses to Complete a Certificate...
Adult – 24 or Older Reside or Work Within Harper College Taxing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $6,000 per student
Ended
$465.00 Amirah and Punitha Jonadoss and Amel and Adil Tobaa Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a high school senior who is about to graduate or has just graduated from Rolling Meadows High School or Palatine High School and will be...
Awarded to a high school senior who is about to graduate or has just...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $465.00
Ended
$455.00 Beaubien Family Scholarship
Awarded to a first-generation college student who graduated from Barrington High School and has financial need. Preference given to students of...
Awarded to a first-generation college student who graduated from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $455.00
Ended
$500.00 Betty and Matt Cockrell Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student who enrolled at Harper College who is employed part-time or full-time in a business or organization located within the...
Awarded to a student who enrolled at Harper College who is employed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$510.00 Criminal Justice Scholarship
Criminal Justice – Graduating high school senior with intent to enter criminal justice area or Harper College student enrolled in a criminal...
Criminal Justice – Graduating high school senior with intent to enter...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $510.00
Ended
$500.00 Gene & Hildegarde Evans Memorial Scholarship
Students enrolled in Harper College continuing education courses for the purpose of developing or upgrading skills needed to get or retain a job....
Students enrolled in Harper College continuing education courses for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended