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.

If you have questions, please call the Empower Illinois scholarship hotline at 800-616-7606.

Empower Illinois Application

Empower Illinois’ tax credit scholarship application for the upcoming school year opens in January and will remain open through much of the year. There are two parts to the application process.

Part one of the application is the reservation, which reserves a family’s place in line for a scholarship. Per the Invest in Kids Act (the law that makes tax credit scholarships possible), scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, which means you want to ensure the earliest timestamp possible. The reservation form will be available at 6:30 PM on reservation night, to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7 PM. The reservation will have two pages. On page one, you will enter basic information, such as parent or guardian name, student name, and contact information. On page two, you will review this information and click submit. Only after clicking submit on page two will you receive your first-come, first-served timestamp.

After completing part one, you will be notified by email when part two of the application opens. You can complete this step whenever you are able to ensure accuracy, you should submit your application as soon as possible for the best chance at receiving a scholarship.

Do I Qualify?

Illinois’ Tax Credit Scholarship Program is 100% need-based. K-12 students from low-income and working-class families are eligible to receive a tax credit scholarship through Empower Illinois. To find out more about the qualifications and application process, please visit the Empower Illinois website.