Applications Now Accepted!

What You Need to Know About the
"Invest in Kids" Scholarship Program

Through the newly introduced “Invest in Kids Act,” Illinois children enrolling in private schools in K-12 will have access
to privately funded scholarships. The scholarships offered through this program could cover
50 to 100 percent of tuition and eligible charges for next school year

How to qualify: Eligibility to receive a scholarship is based on your family’s federal adjusted gross income for 2016 or 2017. For example, you could receive a 50% scholarship if you made less than $73,800 a year as a family of four (ie. two parents and two children or one parent and three children).

Household Size (parents and dependents)

Income limits to be eligible for a

100% Tuition Scholarship

Income limits to be eligible for a

75% Tuition Scholarship

Income limits to be eligible for a

50% Tuition Scholarship






























Application Process and Deadline: The new application will be available through the Empower Illinois website. It will be a two-step process.

  1. Reserve: On Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. families will complete a brief online form containing name and contact information, child name and preferred school. This will time stamp your application for the first-come, first-served scholarships.
  2. Apply: After reserving your place in line, families will be emailed a unique link and use their reservation code to complete the application. Applications will be sent on a rolling basis, over the course of a few weeks. After receiving the application email, families will have 3 days to complete the application and submit all required documents.

Did you know you can apply 75% of the amount of your authorized contribution as a credit against your 2018 individual tax liability? 

If you would like to take advantage of donating to this wonderful program, click on the link for donors at the bottom of this webpage for more details.

How much scholarship money is actually available? Schaumburg Christian School has no way of knowing how much scholarship money is available to our students through this program and cannot guarantee that applicants will receive funds. If you meet the income requirements, our best advice is for you to complete the application process on January 31, at 12:00 noon.  

Let us Help! We have scheduled a Scholarship Application Assistance Meeting at Schaumburg Christian School Wednesday, January 31, at 11:30 a.m. (until about 12:30 p.m.) where we will guide you through the Invest in Kids Act scholarship application process. Please RSVP through one of the contacts below.

To learn more or to RSVP for our Scholarship Application Assistance Meeting, please contact the following:

Students Currently Attending SCS:

Dawn Holloman (847) 885-3230 x3024

Students Not Yet Enrolled in SCS:

Amy Schutzenhofer (847) 885-3230 x3023

Invest in Kids Act Donor Information Page


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