Tax Credit Scholarship Program

  • The Tax Credit Scholarship Program could provide a way for families to receive scholarships to cover up to 100% of their tuition costs and is an opportunity we do not want you to miss! 

    The 2019 Tax Credit Scholarship Application for the 2019-2020 school year will open:

    Empower Illinois application potal opens on TUESDAY, JANUARY 15th, 2019 at 7pm

    Big Shoulders application portal opens on TUESDAY, JANUARY 22nd at 8am

    Scholarships are awarded on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS so apply as soon as possible. Even if you have received scholarship funds this year, families must re-apply each school year. We strongly encourage you to apply to BOTH Big Shoulders Fund AND Empower Illinois and to do so as soon as possible after the application goes online.

    IMPORTANT: EMPOWER ILLINOIS APPLICATION PROCESS HAS CHANGED. The application is now a two-part process. Part one is a brief reservation form which will timestamp applications. Families can access part two of the application on January 18, 2019 through their new portal on empowerXchange. Families are encouraged to complete part two before January 28, 2019.