Educational Improvement Tax Credit/Berks County Scholarship Tax Credit Fund
Applications for the K-12 Tax Credit Funds for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted from May 15, 2019 through May 31, 2019.
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 $85,000, 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 $85,000 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.