Our Opportunities

Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship Directions:

Step 1:
You must have a recent Harper Application on file before applying for the Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship. Use code 893739 to waive your application fee. You must declare a degree or certificate on the Harper application to access the Igniting Paths to Student Success Scholarship application. Please wait 2 business days for your Harper application to process before you apply to the Ignite Scholarship.

Step 2:
You must use your Harper email to access the Igniting Paths to Success Application. If you are locked out of the system, please wait 3 hours for the system to unlock. To find the application, after you log-in, go to ‘Opportunities’, ‘Grant’. Students are encouraged to apply by August 8. If you have any questions, please contact the OneStop Center at onestop@harpercollege.edu, 847.925.6710 or Building A, Room A250.

Directions for all other Donor Sponsored Scholarship applications for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Step 1: Complete the General Application
First time users, click the ‘Sign Up’ to create an account with your Harper email. You must have a current application on file with Harper College and a program of study declared to apply for scholarships. Once you are in the system, submit a General Application. You will be automatically considered for all scholarships for which you meet the basic criteria.

Step 2: Check Opportunities for Additional Requirements
Check under ‘Opportunities’ and ’Ours" for other scholarships. Completing this step is critical as some scholarships have additional criteria and there are questions for you to answer before you can be considered for the scholarship.

Dates to Keep in Mind

  • March 1: A new scholarship cycle opens for the following Fall and Spring semester
  • April 27: Preference is given to current Harper students who applied by this date
  • July 1: Preference is given to new Harper students who applied by this date
  • November 2: Preference is given to Harper students who applied by this date for scholarships that award for the Spring semester

If you receive a Donor Sponsored Scholarship, you will be asked to attend a Scholarship Orientation, write thank you notes and attend the Realizing Dreams Brunch.

If you have questions, please contact the OneStop at onestop@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6710.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$5,000 Motorola Solutions Foundation Award for Excellence
Students in technology, engineering, or public safety GPA of 3.0 or above Awarded to females or students of color 3 letters of recommendation,...
Students in technology, engineering, or public safety GPA of 3.0 or...
  • Deadline: 11/03/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline11/03/2021
$1,877 - $2,802 Shida Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is to assist students who demonstrate the highest need for financial support, including those who cannot file a FAFSA due to their...
This scholarship is to assist students who demonstrate the highest need...
  • Deadline: 11/03/2021
  • Award: $1,877 - $2,802
Deadline11/03/2021
$1,000.00 Safe Cycling Scholarship-Are you interested in safe cycling? You will need to explain how governmental measures, like bike lanes, among other ideas, can help prevent accidents in your own community.
Safe Cycling Scholarship—Scholarship Sponsored by Felix Gonzalez Law Firm, P.C. Value: $1,000 Awards Available: 1 Deadline : Nov 30, 2021 The...
Safe Cycling Scholarship—Scholarship Sponsored by Felix Gonzalez Law...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/30/2021
Please Read These Directions Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship Directions and General Application Directions
Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship Directions: Step 1: You must have a recent Harper Application on file before applying for the Ignite...
Igniting Paths to Success Scholarship Directions: Step 1: You must have...
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