Tax Credit Scholarships
November 15, 2023
Archdiocese of Chicago Scholarship Fund
Dear Donors & Supporters,
Please read the following letter regarding the end of the Tax Credit Scholarships and a transition to a new fund organized by the Archdiocese Of Chicago: Office of Catholic Schools. Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund Letter We will not be deterred from our efforts to assist families who wish to provide their children with a Catholic education. We are calling on all the supporters of Catholic education, and we know there are many, to step up to ensure our schools remain strong and vibrant for another 150 years.
Mrs. Kristine Buckley, Principal
In August 2017, the State of Illinois passed a bill that creates a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Through this program, students have access to scholarships that could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees.
Individuals and corporations will receive a 75 percent Illinois state tax credit for donations made to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), created to distribute the scholarships. The Archdiocese of Chicago is working with the SGOs: Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund.
Registration & Donation Process
Step 1: If you don’t have one, Register for a MyTax Illinois Account (See the video above or go to MyTax Illinois).
Step 2: Wait 5-7 days to receive your activation code in the mail.
Step 3: Log into MyTax Illinois to Activate your MyTax Illinois Account.
Step 4: Reserve Your Credit on MyTax Illinois website.
Step 5: After December 1st, Log into and Donate at Empower Illinois Website.
Please visit the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools website for additional information regarding how the educational funding bill may benefit current and prospective Saint Gilbert Catholic School families.
Join us in providing a quality Catholic education to more students. Visit Tax Credit Scholarship Information for more information, or contact the Tax Credit Scholarship Office at the archdiocese at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 534-2617.