Harper Promise Scholarship program

  • Under the Harper College Promise Scholarship Program, every eligible public high school student in Harper's district can earn up to two years of tuition at Harper College if they maintain solid grades, have good attendance, don't repeat classes, graduate on time and provide service to their community.

    View and download the Harper Quick Summary flyer for High School Class of 2025 and Beyond:

    For a detailed explanation of the program, including eligibility requirements, visit the Harper College Promise Scholarship Program website today.

    All freshmen are encouraged to sign up for the Harper Promise for two simple reasons:

    1. By signing up, students will have the option to attend two years of Harper College tuition free, an option that they can later choose whether or not to accept.
    2. Meeting or exceeding the minimum eligibility requirements will help students no matter what they choose to do after high school and make it easier to attract other scholarships.

    Registration and Recommitment

    Freshman may register in ONE of the following ways:

    • Online during the general registration process in Infinite Campus by clicking the “enroll” box.
    • Completing the paper Harper Promise Program Application and returning it to the College and Career Center (CCC) on or before December 15, 2021.
    • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors must recommit each year:

    Students must recommit using Harper Promise Recommit form before September 15, 2021.

    Community Service Tracker

    Enter community service hours at app.gotranseo.com. See below for Transeo Login Instructions.

    Students are encouraged to enter hours throughout the year as they earn them. 

    Required Community Service Hours:

    • Class of 2025:   5 hours - earned from January 4, 2022 - July 21, 2022
    • Class of 2024: 10 hours - earned by July 21, 2022
    • Class of 2023: 15 hours - earned by July 21, 2022
    • Class of 2022: 20 hours - earned by May 9, 2022

    Looking for a way to earn hours? Consider visiting www.volunteermatch.org or Community Service During COVID-19

    Senior Checklist

    Go to the Harper Promise Senior Year Timeline


    Students are notified in August if they meet the criteria to continue in the program. Students dropped from the program may appeal if they do not meet criteria because of extraordinary circumstances.

    Go to Harper Promise Appeal to access the appeal form. Must be submitted by September 15, 2021.

    ​For other information or questions, including service hours and attendance, contact Felicia Walter at 847-718-7734 or felicia.walter@d214.org


    Transeo Login Instructions (Updated September 2021)

    1. Go to https://app.gotranseo.com/login

    2. In “District Name” search “District 214” and Click “Login”.

    3. Click “Sign in with Google”. Students must use their District 214 email address.

    4. Students should now be at their home page in Transeo. 

    5. In the menu bar on the left, students should click on “Service” and then “Logs”:

    6. Students should click “Add Hours” on the top right.  Fill in the event name, event location, and enter community organization if possible.  Click “Add New Organization” if the one a student is looking for does not automatically pop up.  For “What group is this log associated with?”

    • Freshman should choose Harper 2025
    • Sophomores should choose Harper 2024
    • Juniors should choose Harper 2023
    • Seniors should choose Harper 2022. 

    Click “Next.”

    7. If students have a sponsor for an organization, they may enter it. However, it is not required.

    8. Input the date, hours completed, and a brief description of the service work performed.  Afterwards, click “Add Another Day” to enter more hours OR click “Submit” to finalize this transaction.

    9. The hours have now been entered. They will be approved by the Harper Promise admin.