Student Needs

Financial Need

“I am no stranger for financial struggle.  My mom is a single mom and I knew that she would not be able to help me financially in college.  Receiving this scholarship has helped to take off some of the financial burden of attending college.” Maya K.

Your donation to the Inspire Scholarship Campaign can support students who are facing financial challenges.  Donation can support:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Basic Needs and Emergency Fund (food, rent, transportation expenses)
  • Technology Needs
  • Childcare Expenses

Academic Focus

“This scholarship means I get to stress less on money and focus more on educationally challenging myself.” Diego C. 

You can support students in academic areas that are meaningful to you.

  • Liberal Arts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Health Careers
  • Business
  • Career and Technical Programs
  • Career Skills Institute
  • Faculty Development
  • Study Abroad Programs

Special Recognition

“When I learned I received this scholarship, I felt a tremendous amount of gratitude to the donors, and also pride in myself for achieving academic excellence.”  Jeff Z. 

Scholarships can support and recognize the achievements of Harper students. 

  • Student leaders
  • Honor Students
  • High Performers
  • Student Clubs and Organizations

Student Backgrounds

“I am a first-generation college student and I want to become a Nurse Practitioner.  My goal is to give back to my community be being one of the very few Hispanic care providers.” Cinthya E.

Harper College serves student with diverse backgrounds.  Scholarships help expand access to education for all students.

  • First-Generation in College
  • Underserved
  • Undocumented/DACA
  • Adult Students
  • GED/High School Equivalency
  • Women and Single Parents
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Veterans and Military-Connected
  • ESL/International Students

Facts & Figures

56%
of Harper students work while taking classes

61%
of Harper scholarship recipients are first-generation

51%
of Harper scholarship recipients are from underserved communities
 
60%
of Harper scholarship recipients are 25 or older

Last Updated: 6/24/22