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.
  • 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. Last academic year, we awarded over $700,000 a year to over 500 students.
  • Important: By filling out the General Application, you will be matched to the scholarships that you meet the criteria.
  • The scholarships listed below are the ones that have extra criteria that are 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. Preference will be given to students that complete the General Application by Monday, April 27, 2020. Scholarships for new students close 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
$2,500.00 The Gene Haas Foundation CNC Machining Class Scholarship
Open to manufacturing students that are enrolled in a CNC Machining Class.
Open to manufacturing students that are enrolled in a CNC Machining Class.
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$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
$565.00 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: $565.00
Ended
$1,030.00 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: $1,030.00
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
$755.00 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: $755.00
Ended
$1,500.00 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: $1,500.00
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
$500.00 - $5,035 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 - $5,035
Ended
$1,615.00 James J. McGrath Humanities Scholarship
Maintain a GPA of 3.0. Major in Humanities (English, Modern Language, Philosophy, Art History). Have a recommendation from Harper Faculty...
Maintain a GPA of 3.0. Major in Humanities (English, Modern Language,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,615.00
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
$500-$1,615 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: $500-$1,615
Ended
$2,170.00 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: $2,170.00
Ended
Up to $1,805 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: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,805
Ended
$5,000 Motorola Solutions Foundation Award for Excellence
Students in technology, engineering, or public safety GPA of 3.5 or above Preference to females, minorities, low-income, adult students, and other...
Students in technology, engineering, or public safety GPA of 3.5 or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$11,200 Polly's Kids
2 full scholarships for a child age 3-5 (must be potty-trained) to attend Early Childhood Laboratory School of Harper College, Monday – Friday from...
2 full scholarships for a child age 3-5 (must be potty-trained) to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $11,200
Ended
Maximum, $4,000 - Minimum, $500 Rivers Casino Veteran and Military-Connected Students at Harper College
Scholarship funding for U.S. Veterans and U.S. Military Connected Students (spouse or child of a Veteran) enrolled on a full- or part-time basis. ...
Scholarship funding for U.S. Veterans and U.S. Military Connected...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Maximum, $4,000 - Minimum, $500
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
$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
$2,000.00 for 4 students Vistex Scholarship For Excellence
Web Development or an Information Systems Degree (focus on Database Management, Management Information Systems or Software Development) Student...
Web Development or an Information Systems Degree (focus on Database...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00 for 4 students
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
$7,855.00 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: $7,855.00
Ended
$525.00 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: $525.00
Ended
$525.00 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: $525.00
Ended