Empower Illinois – Tax Credit Scholarship

Every parent, grandparent and guardian wants the best for their kids – and works unbelievably hard every single day to make it possible. Empower Illinois is proud to help hard-working, passionate, and loving parents like you give their children the education that is right for them. Illinois Lutheran has partnered with Empower Illinois to offer eligible families a chance to receive a tax credit scholarship towards their tuition. This email contains information regarding the upcoming application for the 2019-2020 school year.

Empower Illinois Application details:

  • The application is a two-part process
  • Every family who wants to apply for the scholarship for the 2019-2020 school must submit a new application (even if you applied for 2018-2019, and even if you received a scholarship for this year)
  • Part one of the application is available at empowerillinois.org
  • Part two of the application will be available on your new portal, known as empowerXchange, and will require household and income documents

If you have questions, please call the Empower Illinois scholarship hotline at 309-416-0741.

What You’ll Need For Step #1

All you need to begin your application is your name and contact information, your child’s date of birth, and their preferred school. You will not need to submit any documents during this step of the application process.

What You’ll Need for Step #2

You will need proof of Illinois residency and your adjusted gross income to apply. You can find the full list here.

Don’t Forget

Only ONE reservation and application will be accepted for each household. A household is defined as all family members living together at one address. The reservation form can fit up to 15 students. If multiple family members reserve a spot in line at the same time, the system will delete duplicates and only accept the later time stamped application. Please be sure to only submit ONE application for your household.