Tax Credit Scholarships
The Office of Catholic Schools is suggesting that parents apply to both EmpowerIllinois and Big Shoulders to increase their chances of being selected. The application dates are different, links and deadlines are listed below.
Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund Application Dates
The “window” for applications for Empower Illinois opens on Feb 27, 2018, 7pm. Our understanding is that the form will require only basic family info. Tax forms and other documents will be requested at a later date for those who qualify. The window is expected to close very quickly, as the funding is limited. If you are interested in applying be sure to be ready as soon as the window opens for the best chance at being included. https://empowerillinois.org/students/
Application Process Opens Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Empower Illinois scholarship applications will be available through EmpowerIllinois.org. Here’s a helpful video tutorial about how to apply, including steps on how to reserve your place in line on Feb. 27 for the first-come, first-served scholarships.
Registration Process Screenshots
Please refer to the attached screenshots of step one of the registration process (in English): page one, page two, page three and the reservation fields. Here is the reservation fields translated into Ukrainian. Here is the reservation fields translated into Polish. Here is the reservation fields translated into Chinese.
Feel free to share these materials with your school families if you think they will be helpful for them to review before the application opens.
If you would like additional information, the link to Empower Illinois is email@example.com
The tax credit scholarship application process with Empower Illinois will be completed online at www.empowerillinois.org.
The tax credit scholarship application process with Big Shoulders Fund will be completed online at https://www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org/apply/.
Interested in donating as an individual or as a business? 75% of your donation is allowed as a tax CREDIT. See this informative video from Empower Illinois on how to be a donor for this program.