Harper College

Current Grants

State Grant Awards and Renewals

Funder Grant Name/Project Title Amount Awarded Grant Period

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Funding to support and facilitate student transition from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Harper to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) or RN-BSN at a four-year institution.

Project Director: Jennifer Smith, Director of Nursing

FY22 Nursing School Grant



Jul 2021 –
Jun 2022

Federal Grant Awards, Subawards, and Renewals 

Funder Grant Name/Project Title Amount Awarded Grant Period

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to Harper College since March 2020. This funding is for the disbursement of emergency financial aid grants to students and to defray institutional expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the three HEERF grant awards, Harper has allocated more than $23 million as direct payments to students





Mar 2020 - June 2022

U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA

This Capacity Building Developmental Follow-on grant provides funding to build a new, full-scale occupational safety and health training program at Harper. Training is developed for and offered to eligible participants, including small business (less than 250 employees) employers and workers. Training is available in English and Spanish and is free of charge to participants. Harper expects to train 420 individuals and deliver 1,900 contact hours of training.

Project Director: Ms. Martha Karavitis, Manager, Workforce Certification Center

2020 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program


Sep 2020 – Sep 2021

Foundation and Corporation Grant Awards and Renewals

Funder Grant Name/Project Title Amount Awarded Grant Period

Bruce J Heim Foundation

This grant is from a small, family foundation in Metairie, LA. The grant supports an additional $2,500 scholarship for the David K Hill Memorial Scholarship Fund which recognizes academic excellence and community service.

Annual Grant



Feb 2021 – Feb 2022

Motorola Solutions Foundation

A long-term partner of Harper College, Motorola Solutions Foundation awarded the Educational Foundation $40,000 in support of the Award for Excellence and Engineering Pathways Scholarships. These scholarships recognize outstanding academic achievement for students in Public Safety and STEM degree programs. 

Annual Grant


Aug 2020 - Sep 2021

Last Updated: 12/14/23