Honors Program Scholarships

Honors Program Scholarships

Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must simply be an Honors Program member.
Application: Apply for Harper Scholarships
Deadline: Open
Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must be an Honors Program member and ready to transfer at the end of the Spring/Summer 2016semester.
Application: Please contact Honors Program Coordinator for more information
Deadline: TBA
Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must be an Honors Program member and ready to transfer at the end of the Spring/Summer 2013 semester. If you are the recipient of this award, you will speak for about five minutes at the Convocation Ceremony.
Application: A running (continuously open) application on Harper’s website under Financial Aid under scholarships.
Deadline: Open
Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must reside in either Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates and be a Harper student who is preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university in the fall of year applying.
For more details contact the Rotary Club.
Application: Contact the Rotary Club
Deadline: TBA
Basic Qualification(s): Presented for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities to seniors from each of the four-year, degree granting colleges and universities in Illinois, as well as to one representative of a two-year institution in Illinois. A nomination is required.
Application: A nomination is needed-please see Honors Program Co-Coordinators for more information
Deadline: TBA

The Harper College Distinguished Trustee Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship of 60 credit hours of full in-district tuition, fees and a $500 book stipend per semester. The scholarship is awarded up to 40 students who are 2015-2016 academic year graduates from high schools within the Community College District #512, which includes High School Districts 211, 214 and 220.

Review details and application.
Deadline: March 15, 2016.

Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must have received a GED.
Deadline: TBD


In addition to the scholarships listed above, more than 170 scholarships are available on AcademicWorks. Students must submit a new application each academic year. Harper awarded more than 400 students over $700,000 to help with tuition and/or books in 2016-17. Scholarships take 15 minutes to apply. Most applications close Monday, April 24.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must have outstanding academic achievement, engagement in college, community activities, and leadership accomplishments. In addition, hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Fall Common Application opens on October
Deadline: December
Basic Qualification(s): To qualify a student must have academic achievement, leadership accomplishment, and engagement in Phi Theta Kappa programs. In addition, hold 3.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 53 credit hours (must enter transfer college/university with junior level standing). There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Fall Common Application opens on October
Deadline: December

A nomination is required.  Students nominated for All-USA Academic Team are automatically members of the All-State Academic Team.

Basic Qualification(s): The purpose is to recognize outstanding two-year college students. To qualify students must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 48 credit hours. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Fall Common Application opens on October
Deadline: Deadline to be considered as a possible nominee is November

Basic Qualification(s): The purpose is to recognize outstanding two-year college students. To qualify students must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 48 credit hours. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Basic Qualification(s): Recognizes the top-scoring student from each of the 50 states plus one student from a chapter in Canada and one student from a chapter in one of the other seven sovereign nations where Phi Theta Kappa chapters exist. To qualify a student must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 48 credit hours. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Basic Qualification(s): Recognizes Phi Theta Kappa members who demonstrate potential for or involvement in public safety or service while enrolled in an associate degree public safety program. To qualify students must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA and be at least 50 % complete with their Associate Degree. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application:
Deadline:
Basic Qualification(s): The purpose is to increase the number of Hispanic college graduates by providing scholarships and assistance to students and their families. To qualify a student must be Latino/a and hold a 3.0/4.0 GPA. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: FAFSA and HSF Online Application System open in September 
Deadlines: December
Basic Qualification(s): The purpose is to honor excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need. To qualify students must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA, have sophomore standing by the end of December 2012, and be at the junior level by the Fall 0f 2013. There are more specifications on ptk.org. A nomination is required.
Application: online application at www.jkcf.org opens in September
Deadline: December
Note: You do not need to be a Phi Theta Kappa member to be eligible for this scholarship.
Basic Qualification(s): This scholarship is for low income women age 35 and older with a 3.5/4.0 GPA transferring to an ACICS accredited school. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Online application at Rankin Foundation opens on November 1
Deadline: Postmark March
Basic Qualification(s): This scholarship is for international study in career fields of business, diplomacy and international relations, engineering, medicine and nursing. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Applications: International Scholar Laureate link on ptk.org
Deadline: Beginning of March

Basic Qualification(s): This scholarship recognizes college students for high academic achievement and engagement in community service. To qualify students must hold a 2.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 30 credit hours.
Application: Find through ptk.org
Deadline: March

Basic Qualification(s): This scholarship recognizes college students for high academic achievement and engagement in community service. To qualify students must hold a 2.5/4.0 GPA and have at least 30 credit hours.
Application: Find through ptk.org
Deadline: March 28
Basic Qualification(s): This scholarship is open to registered nursing, respiratory care and emergency medical services majors. To qualify students must hold a 3.0/4.0 GPA, and be at least 50% complete with Associate Degree. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Spring Common Application opens on February
Deadline: April
Basic Qualification(s): The purpose is to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college in order to develop leadership potential through participation in society programs. To qualify students must hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA and have between12-36 credits by January 1, 2012. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Spring Common Application opens on February
Deadline: April
Basic Qualification(s): To qualify students must be declared business majors and hold a 3.5/4.0 GPA. There are more specifications on ptk.org.
Application: Spring Common Application opens on February
Deadline: April

 

In addition to the scholarships offered through ptk.org there are a number of transfer scholarships only available to students in Phi Theta Kappa.  Many of these are automatic scholarships while others are competitive.  The transfer scholarship offered by Lake Forest College (below) is one of the most generous transfer scholarship opportunities in our area and is an automatic scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa.

Basic Qualification(s): Eligible students must provide proof of membership in PTK and have completed an Associate of Arts degree by the time they enroll at Lake Forest College to receive $23,000/year in scholarship. As of September 2012, Lake Forest College is able to offer the scholarship to every qualified candidate.
Application: For more information, please contact Rebecca Popelka (847.735.5009) or Kristin Sundberg (847.735.5006).
Deadline: For more information, please contact Rebecca Popelka (847.735.5009) or Kristin Sundberg (847.735.5006).