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.
  • 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 Harper email address, and the password you chose when creating your account.
  • 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
$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
$615.00 Sears Fashion Merchandising Scholarship
Student must be majoring in Fashion Design & Merchandise. Enrolled in at least one Math or Science course. You MUST be enrolled at Harper College...
Student must be majoring in Fashion Design & Merchandise. Enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $615.00
Ended
$1,955.00 Shirley L. and Howard A. Turpin Scholarship for Dreamers
Students with financial need. GPA of 3.0 or better. Full-time student. Goal oriented, with some clarity around career path. You MUST be...
Students with financial need. GPA of 3.0 or better. Full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,955.00
Ended
$1,225.00 Glen O. Reeser Scholarship to Promote Creativity in STEM Studies
STEM – Awarded to a Harper College student with GPA of 3.0 or above, who has a major related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Math and who...
STEM – Awarded to a Harper College student with GPA of 3.0 or above, who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,225.00
Ended
$1,630.00 Jean B. Chapman International Student Scholarship Fund
International Students- Awarded to a full-time Harper College student with a 3.5 GPA. The student must have a valid and current I-20 form...
International Students- Awarded to a full-time Harper College student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,630.00
Ended
$615.00 Elizabeth Schmik Hull Fund
Honors – Awarded to an Honors Program student at Harper College. Student must have received a GED. If you have any questions regarding the...
Honors – Awarded to an Honors Program student at Harper College. ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $615.00
Ended
$1,130.00 Phyllis E. Gustafson Endowed Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – second year nursing student. GPA of 3.2 and above. Nursing student planning on entering a Bachelor’s of Science Nursing program...
Nursing – second year nursing student. GPA of 3.2 and above. Nursing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,130.00
Ended
Up to $1,000.00 Albert and Charlotte Aronson Memorial Scholarship
Students enrolled in Radiologic Technology Degree program. Minimum GPA of 3.2 Essay on academic achievements, goals and details of community...
Students enrolled in Radiologic Technology Degree program. Minimum GPA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000.00
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Dr. Harold Gianopulos Memorial Radiologic Technology Scholarship for Working Students
Student must be working either full or part-time while enrolled in Radiologic technology program at Harper. Maintain a 2.5 GPA. You MUST be...
Student must be working either full or part-time while enrolled in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
$385 Susan's Scholarship
• Single parent (male or female) • Enrolled in the nursing program (LPN or RN) • Preference for the RN program
• Single parent (male or female) • Enrolled in the nursing program (LPN...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $385
Ended
$10,000.00 Motorola Solutions Foundation Engineering Pathways Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to students that their first semester is in Harper College’s Engineering Pathways Program. Students should have a cumulative...
Engineering – Awarded to students that their first semester is in Harper...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Eric Holt Memorial Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a Harper College student who is a US Military Veteran and demonstrates financial need. Students with a 2.0 GPA or above. You MUST be...
Awarded to a Harper College student who is a US Military Veteran and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended