Tax Credit Scholarships
In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill that was signed into law by the governor. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice, including the more than 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cook and Lake Counties.
This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.
Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship
In 2018 nearly 3,000 students were awarded scholarships, and there are many more students who could benefit from your generosity.
Your gift through a tax credit scholarship provides a high-quality, faith-based education for generations of students to come.
Consider applying for your tax credit today. To review the process, click here.
Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship
The window to apply for a tax credit scholarship for the 2018/19 school year has closed. We will provide updated on this website when the applications open for the 2019/20 school year. In the meantime, to learn more about the tax credit scholarship application policy, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here.