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Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship


Tax Information for MA Parents

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Tenut, Business Manager, at 815-433-0125 ext. 1012. ltenut@marquetteacademy.net

Or reach out to Empower Illinois at schools@empowerillinois.org or 800-616-7606 with questions.


Information for Donors


 

Reservation Night 2022


As a reminder, reservations for a 2022-2023 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Like last year, the application process will include two steps: a reservation and an application.

Families should visit Empowerillinois.org to find the reservation page link. Families do not make their tax credit scholarship reservations by logging into their EmpowerXChange portal. 

The reservation form will be available at 6:30pm to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, "How Do I Apply."

Families who have previously completed a tax credit scholarship application through the EmpowerXChange portal should use the same email address when making their reservation.

The 2022-2023 scholarship application will be available on Friday, January 14. Families who have completed their reservation by noon on Thursday, January 13 will receive an email from Empower Illinois on Friday morning notifying them the application is live. If families complete their reservation after noon on Thursday, they will receive their invitation to complete the application within 48 hours. 


Application Questions

If a family has reached out to your school with questions about the application process, please direct them to our Scholars Helpline (309-416-0741, scholars@empowerillinois.org), open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. If they completed the reservation, but have not yet received an email inviting them to complete the application, please have them call to confirm their reservation is on file. 


IMPORTANT DATES:

January 6: 2022-2023 School Participation Agreement
School Participation Agreements for the 2022-2023 school year will open on Thursday, January 6 and must be completed by Friday, January 21, before award awarding begins. This form will ask for your school's standard tuition rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The amount on the SPA is used to reserve funds for scholarships. Please begin planning your tuition and fees for the upcoming school, so we can issue scholarships to your school if you have available funds. For step-by-step instructions on how to complete your school's SPA, click here. 
 

January 6 and January 11: Facebook Live Events
Empower Illinois will go live on our Facebook page on Thursday, January 6 at 5:30pm and Tuesday, January 11 at 12pm to answer any questions that schools and families might have about the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 application and reservation night. Please note a Spanish-speaking EI team member will be available for questions on the Tuesday live stream.

January 12: Reservation Night 2022
Families should visit Empowerillinois.org to find the reservation page link. The reservation form will be available at 6:30pm to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm.

January 14: 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Opens
The 2022-2023 scholarship application will be available on Friday, January 14. Families who have completed their reservation by noon on Thursday, January 13 will receive an email from Empower Illinois on Friday morning notifying them the application is live. If families complete their reservation after noon on Thursday, they will receive their invitation to complete the application within 48 hours. 

January 24: Recommended Date to Complete Application
Empower Illinois recommends families complete their 2022-2023 tax credit scholarship applications by January 24 for the best chance at receiving an award. 


The new application will be available through the Empower Illinois website. It will be a two-step process. 
More information, including helpful documents, FAQs and instructions, can be found on our website.


Click the video to learn how to apply.

 


TAX CREDIT TUITION PROGRAM 

Redirect your tax dollars to Marquette Academy today! Empower Illinois connects Tax Credit Scholarship Donations to Illinois students whose education opportunities may be limited by household income. By donating to Empower Illinois, you can help make a child’s dreams come true.

WHY GIVE?

Empower Illinois wants to change the way families choose schools for their children. Students only get one chance at a quality education, and financial constraints shouldn’t affect that. When you donate to Empower Illinois, you allow a child to receive a high-quality education that will prepare them for a successful future. They can’t do it without you.

Below are some helpful informational pdf files for Donors and Students. 

 

About the Program

How to Donate
FAQ - Donors
How to Apply
FAQ - Students
Required Documents - Students

 

For more information, visit www.empowerillinois.org