Curriculum and Resources

Tax Credit Scholarships

Illinois’ tax credit scholarship program through the “Invest in Kids” Act provides 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 almost 200 Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools in Cook and Lake Counties.

Donating to a Tax Credit Scholarship
In 2020, more than 2,000 students were awarded scholarships, however more than 9,300 students remain on the wait list without a scholarship. Many more students could benefit from your generosity. The need is great. 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.

Empower Illinois

Big Shoulders Fund

For general information about the tax credit scholarship program and donations, contact us at 312.534.2617 or [email protected].

Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship

Applications for the 2021/2022 school year will open in mid-January. For more information on applying, including frequently asked questions and scholarship eligibility, click here.


Tax Credit Scholarship

For additional information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions, Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility, and More Information pages.