The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania

Application Deadline for EITC PK & SO
 August 31, 2017

Apply Online for PK & SO      Apply by Mail for PK & SO    Apply by Mail for Opportunity Scholarship
                                                                                                   Deadline July 31, 2017

                                           How to Apply for PK & SO Scholarship.

Please choose the correct application.

1.   Verify that your family qualifies under the state guidelines.               
2.   Verify that the school your child attends is listed as a participating school.
3.   Complete all required fields including signature.
4.   Include supporting documentation (COPIES of the first two pages of the 2016 1040, or 1040A
      U.S. Individual Income Tax Return of the person claiming the child).
    
     -  Income tax returns are required for all adult members of the household.

     -  If the child for whom you are requesting scholarship is not listed as a dependent on your 1040
        you must submit the Individual Tax Return of the person claiming the child.

     -  If you do not file a tax return you must submit, Social Security/ Disabiltiy Income, Welfare,
         or Food Stamp documentation listing the child as a dependent. Include a signed and dated
         letter stating why you do not file.

5.  Include a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 payable to The Children's Scholarship Fund
     of Pennsylvania and mail along with required documentation to 633 Mayfield Road, Clarion, PA
     16214 by the August 31, 2017 deadline. Unsigned or incomplete applications cannot be processed.
     


                                      How to Apply for an OS Scholarship

1.   Verify that the school you wish to attend is listed as a participating school in the Opportunity
      Scholarship program - www.education.state.pa.us
2.   Write legibly.
3.   Complete all fields.
4.   Include supporting documentation (COPIES of first two pages of 2016 1040, or 1040A, U.S.
      Individual Income Tax Return).

      -  Icome tax returns are required for all adult members of the household.

      -  If the child for whom you are requesting scholarship is not listed as a dependent on your
         1040 you must submit the Individual Income Tax Return of the person claiming the child.

      -  If you do not file a tax return you must submit, Social Security/ Disabiltiy Income, Welfare,
         or Food Stamp documentation listing the child as a dependent. Include a signed and dated
         letter stating why you do not file.

5.   Include a non-refundable application fee of $25.00 payable to The Children’s Scholarship Fund
      of PA.
6.   Sign application and mail along with required documentation to 633 Mayfield Road, Clarion, PA
      16214 by the July 31, 2017 deadline. Unsigned or incomplete applications cannot be processed.
          


Pennsylvania State Income Guidelines
for all EITC Programs

Families with one child and a household income of $76,350 or less qualify.
An income allowance of $15,270 is allowed for each additional child and dependent member of the household.

Examples:

1 parent & 1 child                Household income of $76,350 or less
2 parents & 1 child              Household income of $91,620 or less
2 parents & 2 children          Household income of $106,920 or less

-  Scholarships are awarded for children in Preschool through 12th Grade
-  Recipients must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania    
-  Recipients must attend a school within the Commonwealth 
        

If  you would like information detailing how your school can participate with our fund, click the following link.  The Children's Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania