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Harper Community College

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 Lake Forest College and William  Rainey Harper College enjoy a    strong educational partnership.    Each semester we enroll some    of the best and brightest transfer  students from Harper.

Harper Honors Full-Tuition Scholarship

Full-Tuition Scholarship for Harper Honors Students

It’s easy to apply for the Lake Forest Transfer Scholarship, available exclusively to Harper Honors Program students.

  1. Applicants must be a member of the Harper College Honors Program and have a minimum 3.25 GPA from Harper at the time of application, and maintain that GPA through graduation from Harper.
  2. Contact a Harper College Honors Program advisor to let them know of your interest in applying for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants should complete a Lake Forest Transfer Admission Application and  the Transfer Scholarship Application no later than March 1, 2020. A completed Lake Forest Transfer Admission Application includes transcripts, letter of recommendation, and interview.
  4. Complete the Harper Honors Full-tuition scholarship application when you submit your admissions application.
  5. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Undocumented students do not need to apply for FAFSA.
  6. Finalists will be invited to visit Lake Forest College for a visit and a scholarship interview (separate from the regular admission interview).

The recipient of Lake Forest Full-Tuition Transfer Scholarship award will be selected by a joint Lake Forest College and Harper College selection committee no later than April 1, 2020.

APPLY

You may submit either the  Lake Forest College Transfer Application or the Transfer Common Application. Both applications are free.

AP Credit for Harper Students

Students who have successfully completed Advanced Placement courses and the appropriate examinations provided by the College Entrance Examination Board may apply for college credit for this work.

As part of recognizing the Associate in Arts (AA) degree credential, we will accept scores of “3” on Advanced Placement (AP) exams from students whose community colleges have applied such credit towards the hours needed for their AA.

Scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the examinations, may entitle students to at least one course credit. Scores of 1 or 2  are not granted credit. A score of 4 or better on both the microeconomics and macroeconomics exams is required for one course credit in economics.

Each department determines the specific amount of credit to be awarded. Credit will not be granted for both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program examinations in the same department.

Pathway Scholar Programs at Lake Forest College

Pathway Business Scholars

Harper students who seek to major in business and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours are eligible for the Pathway Business Scholars program. **

This program is a 2+2 transfer program with guaranteed admission for accepted students. No additional application is required. Students must meet a prescribed curriculum (please see transfer guide) and have a minimum 3.25 GPA for consideration.

Benefits

  • Admitted students will receive a guaranteed $20,000 or $25,000 scholarship. * 
  • Pre-advising during your time at Harper by Lake Forest College faculty on course selection.
  • Advising from our Career Advancement Center staff on internships, and career opportunities.
  • Early registration for classes during the initial registration period.
  • Students earning a 3.6 GPA or higher in their first semester will have the option of selecting a fifth course for free in the second semester.
  • Pathway Scholar recognition on their Lake Forest College transcript.
Pathway Humanities Scholars

Lake Forest College will support up to 15 Pathways Humanities Scholars who are interested majoring in the humanities and have completed their associate of arts degree or 60 transferable semester hours at Harper. **

Students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA for consideration. Academic areas of focus will include American studies, studio art, art history, Asian studies, English, French, Spanish, history, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and Latin American studies.

Benefits

  • Admitted students will receive a guaranteed $20,000 or $25,000 scholarship. *
  • All Pathway Humanities Scholars are eligible for a Guaranteed Internship. 
  • Pre-advising during your time at Harper by Lake Forest College faculty on course selection.
  • Advising from our Career Advancement Center staff on internships, and career opportunities.
  • Early registration for classes during the initial registration period.
  • Students earning a 3.6 GPA or higher in their first semester will have the option of selecting a fifth course for free in the second semester.
  • Pathway Scholar recognition on their Lake Forest College transcript.

*Please note that eligible Phi Theta Kappa students will receive the $25,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship and the special Pathway designation and benefits listed below for either the Pathway Humanities, or Pathway Business scholarships.

** Students will be evaluated at the end of every academic year at the College. Pathway Scholars are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA.