Our Opportunities

  • Thank you for visiting the Harper College Scholarship Application Tool! If you have never accessed this system, click on Sign Up to create an account and begin accessing the system. If you have already created an account please click on Sign In and enter your preferred email address and the password you chose when creating your account. In order to apply for scholarships you need an application on file at Harper.

  • Complete the General Application. By completing the General Application, you will be recommended opportunities for which you may apply based on your answers to the questions on the General Application.

  • There are other opportunities for which you may qualify once your General Application is submitted. These are called Automatch opportunities and you do not need to take any additional steps to apply once your General Application is submitted.

  • 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.

  • Listed below are all Harper College scholarships. If you have completed your General Application, you may be already automatically considered for some of these. The listing also includes scholarships for which you may be eligible. Click Apply to answer questions specific to each recommended scholarship, then click Finish and Submit. After completing the scholarship-specific application(s), you will be able to view your Active applications for scholarships on the Applications page.

  • Keep in mind that scholarships opportunities may be available throughout the academic year. Please continue to check your Recommended Opportunities for updated information.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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
$465.00 Gerald and Mary Smoller Endowed Scholarship
New students to Harper College with a high school GPA of 3.0. Student must be a first generation immigrant to the United States or the child of a...
New students to Harper College with a high school GPA of 3.0. Student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $465.00
Ended
$700.00 Gregory S. and Emily Dowell Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student with financial need and a GPA of 2.2. The student needs to exhibit a commitment to completing either an associate’s degree or...
Awarded to a student with financial need and a GPA of 2.2. The student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00
Ended
$1,835.00 Kolbusz-Kosan Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students from under-served populations. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College the semester in which you will receive this award or you...
Awarded to students from under-served populations. You MUST be enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,835.00
Ended
$8,500.00 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholarship
There are two scholarships that can be awarded based on the following criteria: 1. A high school graduate entering Harper College on a Two Plus one...
There are two scholarships that can be awarded based on the following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,500.00
Ended
$500.00 Rotary Club of Mt. Prospect and Prospect Heights Scholarship
Harper College student that is a resident of Mt. Prospect and Prospect Heights with an essay on financial need.
Harper College student that is a resident of Mt. Prospect and Prospect...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 Rotary Club of Palatine Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship goes to a Harper student that lives in Palatine. It can be used towards tuition, books, and fees.
This scholarship goes to a Harper student that lives in Palatine. It...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$635.00 Shirley Gross Moore Endowment
Awarded to a student in an underrepresented population. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College the semester in which you will receive this award or...
Awarded to a student in an underrepresented population. You MUST be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $635.00
Ended
$8,000.00 Square D Engineering Endowed Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a current year graduate of high school in Harper District who graduated with at least a B average. Student must plan to...
Engineering – Awarded to a current year graduate of high school in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Troy Larson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
• New or returning students to Harper College (preference given to incoming students). • Grade point average from high school or the previous...
• New or returning students to Harper College (preference given to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$490 Wilford Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has chronic/systemic health issues and demonstrates financial need. Applicant must write a short personal essay about the...
Awarded to a student who has chronic/systemic health issues and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $490
Ended
$550.00 William Simpson Memorial/Wheeling Rotary Scholarship for LCC
Learning and Career Center – Awarded to a student who is currently enrolled or plans to enroll in at least one course at the Harper College...
Learning and Career Center – Awarded to a student who is currently...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $550.00
Ended