Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship

Information for Students

ALERT: The Empower Illinois 2021–22 reservation form for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship will be available beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. (allowing families to enter their information before submission begins at 7:00 p.m.) Please visit the Empower Illinois website for additional information and updates.

Everyone must reapply, including those who received a scholarship for the 2020–21 year and those currently on the waitlist.

The application process is a two part process, and first come first served. The first step is of the application process is to register a time-stamped place in line. This takes a few moments and should be done now, using this link , if you are considering applying.

Updated: 4/12/2021

For more information, please contact

Dana Hegedorn
Senior Operations Director

Information from Empower Illinois

Do I Qualify?
How to Apply
How It Works

Information for Donors

Beginning January 1, 2021, Illinois taxpayers who wish to contribute can begin applying for a Contribution Authorization Certificate (CAC) from the Department.

For more information, please contact

Rebecca Moskowitz
Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations