Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund

Applications will be accepted from May 15, 2018 through May 31, 2018.

This fund was established to provide scholarships to financially needy residents of Berks County who pay tuition for students to attend grades K-12 in public or private schools in Pennsylvania.

An eligible student is a school-age student, including an eligible student with a disability, who is a resident of Berks County, who is enrolled in a school located in Berks County, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $78,036, with the exception of an additional income allowance of $15,608 permitted for the student and for each other dependent (as defined by the IRS) living within the same household.

With respect to an eligible student with a disability, multiply the sum of $78,036 plus the allowance (s) of $15,608 per student and dependent, by the support level factor of 1.50 if the student is not enrolled in a special education school or by the support level factor of 2.993 if the student is enrolled as a student in a special education school. To be considered an eligible student with a disability, the student must meet the following criteria: 1) is either enrolled in a special education school or has otherwise been identified as a “child with a disability” as defined in Title 34 CFR 300.8; 2) needs special education and related services; 3) is enrolled in a school; and 4) is a member of a household that does not exceed the maximum annual household income.

Applicants who receive assistance will be notified by the end of June. Applicants who do not receive assistance WILL NOT be notified.

In order to apply for a scholarship, you must first click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a scholarship.

Award
Varies
Deadline
05/31/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Student Information - Applicant (parent/guardian) must complete this information for each child in your household you want considered to receive assistance from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Fund.
    • 1. Student's first and last name:
    • 2. Student's age:
    • 3. Grade student will be entering in upcoming school year:
    • 4. Is this student a member of applicant's household?
    • 5. Name of school this student currently attends:
    • 6. Name of school where this student is applying for tuition funding for upcoming school year:
    • 7a. Annual tuition cost (ex: list in the following format - 1000) to attend school where this student is applying for tuition funding.
    • 7b. Total amount of other scholarship money (ex: list in the following format - 1000) this student is receiving to cover tuition costs for upcoming school year:
    • 8. Does this student have a disability?