Student Financial Services

Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award

for incoming and continuing undergraduate students

The Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award was established to recognize outstanding intended and declared Early Childhood Education majors.

Deadlines to Apply:

  • Incoming Students: January 15, 2014
  • Continuing Students: February 1, 2014

The Joan and Irving Harris Scholar Award is open to:

  • Continuing students who are full-time Early Childhood Education majors
  • Incoming students with an intended major in Early Childhood Education. Priority consideration is given to students who have a completed Admissions application, including ACT or SAT scores, received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office by January 15, 2014
  • Students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Award based on:
  • Academic achievement

Renewable award amount:
  • Up to $5,000 (half awarded in Fall 2014 and half awarded in Spring 2015)

Notification of the award:
  • Recipients will be notified by the scholarship committee by March 31, 2014. We regret that we are unable to give information regarding the committee's decisions over the telephone or by email.


Contact: Enrollment Management Services, Beth Berends - 312/369-3202 or