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Meet Theresa Harris

Theresa Harris is the owner and founder of Scholarship Momma®.

Theresa is dedicated to helping high school families navigate the changing landscape of higher education and graduate with less debt. As a College Admissions Coach, she guides families through the college selection process. Her work is centered around equipping students to make strategic educational and financial decisions. Drawing from extensive knowledge and experience she guides families through the college application journey. She offers financial aid insights and find scholarships to help pay for college.

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Theresa is a mother of three, all of whom earned Bachelors degrees and won scholarships. Her daughter earned a Bachelors degree in Technical Management with a minor in Human Resources Management. Her two sons earned a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology and hospitality Management respectively.


Theresa was born in Chicago but raised in Jackson, Mississippi (Go JSU!). When she returned to Chicago, Theresa attended school part-time to focus on raising her children. As her children got older, she began to work full time while still attending school part-time until she was laid off from her job. Not to be deterred, Theresa transitioned to going to school full time and graduated in 2001 with her Bachelor’s degree in business.

As a scholarship recipient, Theresa earned over $32,000 in scholarships towards the completion of her Master’s degree in Higher Education, which she was awarded in 2013. Theresa began her career as a College Financial Aid Advisor in 2000 and has not looked back since. In her 15+ year career, Theresa has earned numerous awards and designations including Employee of the Year and the Dean’s List for the Financial Aid Department. Theresa is a member of several professional organizations-the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and Illinois Association of Admissions and Counseling to name two. Theresa is also an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consulting Association.


When Theresa isn’t working with America’s future, she enjoys spending time and traveling the world with her husband and #1 supporter, Mike. Theresa also enjoys dancing, reading the bible, and Sci-Fi movies.






P.O. Box 17644

Chicago, IL 60617


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