CATHOLIC EDUCATION – SCHOLARSHIPS
Founded in 2001, the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation (EPSF) provides financial assistance to families within the Diocese of Allentown who desire a Catholic school education for their children, but do not have the financial resources to pay full tuition.
HOW TO APPLY?
Contact your local Diocesan Catholic School to enroll your children. All applications are web-based and can be found at FACTS.com. Household annual income cannot exceed $76,350. This amount increases by $15,270 for each additional household dependent. School age students range from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Pre-Kindergarten students who are three and four years old qualify for the Pre-K Program.
WHO FUNDS THE SCHOLARSHIPS?
Donations are received from local businesses participating in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.
Since 2001, The Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation has awarded $20.8 million to Diocesan schools for scholarships. 32,700 scholarships have been awarded to students attending the elementary, secondary, special needs schools and Pre-Kindergarten schools within the Diocese of Allentown.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
YOU CAN KEEP PENNSYLVANIA STATE TAXES IN YOUR COMMUNITY…
If you own a business and pay Pennsylvania state taxes, you can build a bright future for deserving students of the Diocese of Allentown by participating in either the EITC or OSTC program. For a two year commitment a business can receive a 90% tax credit and for a one year commitment a business can receive a 75% tax credit, up to a maximum credit of $750,000. Every dollar received by EPSF from area businesses is awarded to students attending Catholic elementary, secondary and pre-schools in the Diocese. Contact www.newpa.com for additional program guidelines.
We also welcome personal donations to the scholarship fund for any Diocesan school. Your donation can be through a planned giving gift or a memorial scholarship fund. Contact the Diocesan Scholarship Administrator who will be happy to work with you to meet your educational philanthropic goals.
Information for Businesses
EITC and OSTC Information