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 2019 semester.
Application: Please visit Honors Transfer page or 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 2019 semester.
Application: Please visit Honors Transfer page or 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 2019 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: TBA.

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.
Deadline: TBA
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 2018, and be at the junior level by the Fall of 2019. 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
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, 2019. 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 to specific institutions only available to students in Phi Theta Kappa.  Many of these are automatic scholarships while others are competitive. 

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. Please visit Honors Transfer page for additional information. As of now, Lake Forest College is able to offer the scholarship to every qualified candidate.
Application/ Deadline: For more information, please contact Rebecca Popelka (847.735.5009) or Kristin Sundberg (847.735.5006).

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award - $1,500 per year. To be eligible for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Award, a student must be transferring from a two-year college having earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must show proof of membership in the PTK Honors Society by uploading a copy of their membership certificate to their transfer admission application.