• Harper Promise Scholarship

    Harper Promise Scholarship

    The Harper Promise provides District 211 students the opportunity to earn up to two years of tuition-free college at Harper College. Eligibility for the Promise is based on these factors:

    1. Grade Point Average and Grades
    2. School Attendance
    3. College Readiness Status
    4. Community Service

    Click here to view the full detail regarding Promise Scholarship eligibility criteria.

    Applications for the Promise Scholarship are made available to high school freshmen during their first semester of high school.
    Information about the community service component of the Promise Scholarship is available here.

  • Harper Promise Scholarship and Community Service Requirements

    Freshmen must complete their required service hours starting no earlier than the first day of the second semester. Hours must be completed no later than the last day of summer school following freshman year.

    Sophomores and juniors must complete their annual service hour requirement starting no earlier than the first day of school each school year. Hours must be completed no later than the last day of summer school following each school year.

    Seniors must complete their annual service hour requirement starting no earlier than the first day of school each school year. Hours must be completed no later than the Friday preceding the high school graduation ceremony.

    Community Service Resources

    Harper Promise applicants may complete their service hours at a community-based site of the applicant’s choosing. Below are resources for students may use to identify opportunities to complete service hour requirements.

    VolunteerMatch- Find a place to volunteer that aligns with a personal area of interest.

    HandsOn Suburban Chicago- Find a place to volunteer that aligns with a personal area of interest.

    Completed service hours must be reported using the District’s Harper Promise Community Service Hours reporting form. A signature from a representative of the volunteer agency is required. This representative cannot be the student’s parent.

    All service hour reporting forms from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must be turned in to the student’s high school student services office by 3:00 p.m. on the last day of summer school each July.

    Service hour reporting forms from seniors must be turned in to the student’s high school student services office by 3:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled graduation ceremony in May.

    Service hour reporting forms are available here.

  • Community Service Resources

    Harper Promise applicants may complete their service hours at a community-based site of the applicant’s choosing. Below are resources for students may use to identify opportunities to complete service hour requirements.

    VolunteerMatch- Find a place to volunteer that aligns with a personal area of interest.

    HandsOn Suburban Chicago- Find a place to volunteer that aligns with a personal area of interest.

    Completed service hours must be reported using the District’s Harper Promise Community Service Hours reporting form. A signature from a representative of the volunteer agency is required. This representative cannot be the student’s parent.

    All service hour reporting forms from freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must be turned in to the student’s high school student services office by 3:00 p.m. on the last day of summer school each July.

    Service hour reporting forms from seniors must be turned in to the student’s high school student services office by 3:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the scheduled graduation ceremony in May.
    Service hour reporting forms are available here.