Nearly12,000 students were awarded over $33 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College in 2019-2020. Visit Scholarships for more information.
Harper College Donor Sponsored Scholarships
The Harper College Educational Foundation provides funding for more than 170 scholarships thanks to the generosity of Harper College donors and alumni. These scholarships are awarded based on the detail and quality of the essays, and the scholarship's criteria. Scholarships open on March 1 for the following Fall and Spring semesters.
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 the student's first two years of college.
Scholarships (External) Offered by Community Organizations
External scholarships are awarded to students by community organizations, workplaces, faith institutions, local businesses and others. Students must apply for these scholarships individually and they are awarded by the scholarship sponsors. These scholarships are offered all year long. (see List of External Scholarship Opportunities)