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Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship


Empower Illinois has announced that families can make a reservation for a 2023-2024 tax credit scholarship on January 18, 2023. Like past years, the reservation form will open on their website at 6:30pm before the submission begins promptly at 7:00pm. Please share this information with your families so they can prepare for the upcoming reservation night. Application resources can be found online at

Tax Information for MA Parents

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

Or reach out to Empower Illinois at or 800-616-7606 with questions.

Information for Donors

Donors can provide direct scholarships for low-income K-12 students and receive a powerful 75% credit on their Illinois state taxes through the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship (TCS) program. 100% of recipients qualify based on need and 95% of donations go directly to scholarships.

Empower Illinois is the state’s largest Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) that can administer this program.

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 the website.


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.


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.


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