Empower Illinois begins application process Jan. 15

  • Courtesy of Empower Illinois

Submitted by Empower Illinois
Updated 1/10/2019 6:38 PM

Scholarship granting organization Empower Illinois will begin its application process for 2019-2020 tax credit scholarships at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15.

The Empower Illinois application is a two-part process.

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To reserve their place in line, families will submit a brief reservation form on Jan. 15 with parent name, contact information, and child's name.

This will time stamp their application.

On Friday, Jan. 18, applicants will receive a link to complete part two of the application through their online Empower Illinois portal.

Eligible applicants include low- and middle-income families throughout Illinois whose children are interested in attending private or independent K-12 schools.

The reservation form can be accessed at empowerillinois.org starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 15.

Visit empowerillinois.org/students/how-do-i-apply/ for additional information on the application process.


Empower Illinois is a statewide Scholarship Granting Organization created in 2017 to serve Illinois children through the state's tax credit scholarship program. Children only get one chance at a quality education and Empower Illinois' mission is to expand quality education options for low-income and working-class families of Illinois.

The Invest in Kids tax credit scholarship program was created in Illinois to benefit children whose educational options are limited by household income.

Empower Illinois serves as a conduit for processing donations, scholarship awards and program compliance for approximately 80 percent of all Illinois private schools.

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