Harper College Students:

We recently became aware of a scholarship scam in the Northwest Suburbs. Individuals are contacting students indicating they have won an educational grant. In order to confirm the grant award, the caller requests personal information to verify eligibility and identity for the grant. 

The Harper College Educational Foundation will never call asking for your personal or financial information to confirm a scholarship award. If you are contacted, please notify your local police immediately.

For more information on common lines that scammers use and how to reduce your risk of getting scammed, visit the Illinois Attorney General website. 

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.

To be considered for a Harper College Foundation Scholarship and Institutional Scholarships, you must have already applied to Harper College and received an ID number.

Harper College Educational Foundation Scholarships

The Harper College Educational Foundation provides funding for more than 160 scholarships thanks to the generosity of Harper College friends and alumni. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. An applicant's GPA; participation in clubs, organizations, and community service activities; leadership experiences; and personal educational and career aspirations are considered. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available all year long. Apply early for the most opportunities! Watch an instructional Video on Applying for Harper College Scholarships.

2017-2018 Foundation Scholarships  -  APPLY NOW!

Harper College Institutional Scholarships

Many institutional scholarships are offered 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.

Private scholarships

A private scholarship can be awarded to a student by community organizations, workplaces, faith institutions, and local businesses.  Students can access many free online scholarship search tools to learn about scholarships available nationwide.

Private scholarship amounts and awarding criteria vary by the terms that the private scholarship donor has placed on the scholarship.