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Scholarship Information

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Scholarships for Harper College Students

Nearly 10,000 students were awarded over $24 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College in 2016-2017.

Harper College Donor Sponsored Scholarships:

The Harper College Educational Foundation provides funding for more than 160 scholarships thanks to the generosity of Harper College donors and alumni. These scholarships are awarded based on the detail and quality of your essays, and the scholarship criteria. Many scholarships for the following Fall and Spring semesters open in early March and may close in early May. 

Harper College Institutional Scholarships:

Many institutional scholarships are offered by Harper in recognition of students who exhibit academic excellence, artistic talent, strong leadership skills or service to their communities. These scholarship programs may pay for part or all of your first two years of college.

External Scholarships:

These scholarships are awarded to students by community organizations, workplaces, faith institutions, local businesses and others.

Private Scholarship Donors:

As a private scholarship donor, please complete the Private Scholarship Funder Form for the 2017-2018 academic year

Completing this required form provides valuable information to ensure the scholarship funds are applied to the selected student's account in an accurate and timely manner. The Private Scholarship Funder Form may be downloaded by clicking the link below.

  • Fall 2017 thru Summer 2018*: For scholarships to be awarded for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, please fill out and submit the 2017-2018 form.

    *Note: If any portion of the scholarship must be returned to the donor, Harper College requires an IRS W-9 Form be completed by the donor so that we may return these funds.

Please submit the private scholarship check and the Private Scholarship Funder Form to:

Harper College Business Office
Building A, Room A214
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, Illinois 60067

Other Resources

Many free scholarship search tools on the web provide detailed information about scholarships available nationwide.

Unfortunately, there are some companies that offer scholarship search services without the best interests of students in mind. The Federal Trade Commission has prepared resources to protect consumers against scholarship scam services. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Federal Trade Commission
Information about scholarship scams and the six warning signs.

File a Complaint
Guidelines on how consumers can file a scholarship scam complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.