The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania

The mission of The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania is to ensure a quality
 education is available to all children in Pennsylvania.

Since 1998, The Children's Scholarship Fund has raised over 11.7 million dollars and has awarded over 10.9 million dollars.
Over 95% of contribution dollars received have been awarded as scholarships for families in our region.

                                   The Children's Scholarhip Fund awarded 991 scholarships in 2014/2015 school year to 743 families attending 34 schools in 16 Pennsylvania counties.

                              Apply for Scholarship

                          Apply for PK & SO Scholarship           Apply for Opportunity Scholarship

   Educational Improvement Tax Credit Programs

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Programs provide a tax credit against the state corporate income tax liability for contributions to Scholarship Organizations (like The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania) which provide scholarships to eligible children attending private and faith-based schools.   A business may claim a tax credit worth 75% of its contribution for the K-12 EITC program and EITC 2.0 - (OSTC) program.  Alternatively, if the business commits to two consecutive annual contributions, it may claim a tax credit worth 90% of its contribution. In either case, the maximum tax credit for a company is $750,000 in each year that a donation is made. 
 
$60 Million is set aside for the K through 12 scholarship program. 
$10,000,000 is set aside for Pre-Kindergarten EITC program.
$50 Million is set aside for Opportunity Scholarship program. 

The Pre-Kindergarten program requires only a one year commitment.  Businesses will receive a 100% credit for the first $10,000, and up to a 90% credit on the remaining amount of the contribution.  Businesses can apply for credits up to a $200,000 for the Pre-Kindergarten program. 
Educational Improvement Tax Credits are awarded to companies on a first-come, first-served basis (by the day) until the cap is reached.