Our Opportunities

Educational Foundation Scholarships: Apply for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Now!

Who can apply?

  • Any Degree or Certificate seeking student at Harper College.
  • Adult students, undocumented students, and international students are all eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships for current Harper students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in 2025-2026 should also apply!

Step 1: Complete the Educational Foundation Scholarship Application

Click the ‘Sign In’ button on the top right-hand corner. Click the “Sign-in with your institution’ button and log in using your MyHarper Portal username and password, if you are not already logged in. You will be automatically directed to the Scholarship Application. You must have a current admissions application on file with Harper College and a program of study declared to apply for scholarships.

Once you are in the system, you can submit your Scholarship Application. You will be automatically considered for over 200 scholarships for which you meet the criteria. There is nothing else you have to do after you submit your application.

Step 2: Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Based on your answers to your application you may be recommended to apply to other opportunities. These are called “Apply-To” scholarships because you must answer the supplemental questions and/or include references to be considered for these scholarships. We only have 24 Apply-To Opportunities. If you are not recommended any opportunities, do not worry since the majority of our scholarships are “Auto-Match” through the Educational Foundation Scholarship Application.

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • March 1: A new scholarship cycle opens for the following Fall and Spring semester.
  • April 8: Preference is given to current/returning Harper students who submit their completed application by this date.
  • June 24: Preference is given to new Harper students who submit their completed application by this date.

Only students who receive scholarships are notified through email. Scholarship recipients will need to accept and submit a post-acceptance questionnaire. If you have not received an email, you have not been awarded a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded throughout the academic year. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to attend a Scholarship Orientation, write a Valentine’s Day card, record a short video to your donor, 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
$1,000.00 Tichy Family Second Chance Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline07/19/2024
Up to $2,000 per semester Shida Family Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline09/06/2024
Up to $1,000 James J. McGrath Humanities Endowment Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline10/04/2024
$2,345 for transfer school in Fall 2025 John Louis Papandrea Liberal Arts Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline10/04/2024
Up to $1,000 Carol A. Zack Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline11/01/2024
Up to $2015 Environmental Biology Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline11/01/2024
Up to $1,000 Fine Arts Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the following...
Deadline11/01/2024