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Tax Credit Scholarship Eligibility



Applying for a Tax Credit Scholarship

Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” Illinois children from low-income households who want to attend private schools will have access to new scholarships. The scholarships offered through this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees for next school year*. Below is more information about how to apply and details on eligibility requirements.  

 

Tax credit scholarships : Students from low-income households in grades K-12 have the opportunity to receive tax credit scholarships for the 2018/19 school year. These scholarships are funded by donors who receive a credit on their Illinois state income tax as a result of their donation.

 

Application process:  You will need to apply for tax credit scholarships through a scholarship granting organization (SGO), which will manage this process, instead of the Archdiocese or your school directly. There are several SGOs in Illinois. The Archdiocese of Chicago is working with two SGOs: Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund. 

The application process with Empower Illinois will be completed online at www.empowerillinois.org. The application process will open January 31, 2018 at 12 p.m.

The application process with Big Shoulders Fund will be completed online at www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org. The application process will open January 22, 2018 at 8 a.m.



Model UN Wins Best Delegation in NYC


Saint Ignatius Model United Nations Wins BEST LARGE DELEGATION at the Premier Crisis Committee Model UN Conference in the United States at Columbia University in New York City!  January 11-14, 2018
The team also attended a private diplomatic briefing at the Afghanistan Mission to the United Nations.
 Individual Committee Awards
BEST DELEGATES
               Christopher Mitchell in the End of Empires JCC
               Serena White in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
               Tivas Gupta in the Repeal of the Corn Laws 1845
               Colleen McBride in Taft’s Presidential Council
               Katie Goldman in the Flying Gang 1715
 OUTSTANDING DELEGATES
              Adam Himes in the Ad-Hoc of the Secretary General
               Mackenzie Weatherly in the Soviet Politburo 1953
               Maggie Doyle in Star Wars Confederacy
               Juliet Welsh in Sicilian Mafia 1980
 HONORABLE DELEGATES
               Will Brodlo in the House Un-American Activities Commission
               Olivia DiMonte in the House Un-American Activities Commission
               Tomas Turriff-Ortega in the Petrograd Soviet
               Walter Fieweger in Star Wars Galactic Republic
               Adam Chu in the Cabinet of Raphael Trujillo
               GB Moynihan in The Council of King Charles 1665
               Patrick Milito in the Western Schism Rome
 VERBAL COMMENDATIONS
               Anne Austin in the Obama Campaign 2008
               Delaney Coyne in the Western Schism Pisa
               Olivia Welsh in the Treachery in Ivan IV’s Court
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The Beatitudes: A Faith for Head, Heart, & Hands Retreat - 2.2.18


Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House is offering a silent retreat for women with retreat master Carol Ackels. CLICK HERE for more details. To register, visit www.jesuitretreat.org, call the office, or complete the form and mail it to the retreat house accompanied with your $85 deposit. If you are interested in Flexible Funding, please call the office at 847-381-1261.


We Need Gloriam Volunteers!


Gloriam 2018 is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers for a variety of areas. This is a great opportunity to meet parents and participate in our school wide event. Please plan to attend a general volunteer meeting on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00-7:30pm in the McLaughlin Room at Saint Ignatius College Prep. Light Supper and Beverages will be provided.

Thank you for your consideration!
Gloriam Chairs,
Julie Garvey Davis '86 and Marc Davis '86 / Alyson and Pat Nash '89 / Colleen and Bruce Mygatt

Please respond to libby.lucas@ignatius.org if you are able to attend the meeting. If you are unable to attend please sign up to volunteer on our Gloriam website www.sicpgloriam.com


Ten76 Young Alumni Fundraiser - 2.3.18


On Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, the Saint Ignatius Young Alumni Society invites everyone (alumni and non-alumni) to an evening of food, drinks, fun, and dancing. The night will include unique surprises, a variety of silent auction items and a cash raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Tuition Assistance Program. Must be 21+ to attend. Contact Patrick Singler '02 with questions. CLICK HERE to register today. 

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Act Now for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program


INVEST IN KIDS 
TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The  Illinois "Invest in Kids Act" created a Tax Credit Scholarship program which allows individuals and corporations to donate to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) and receive a credit for 75% of the value of their donation on their Illinois state taxes in return. This program seeks to connect low income families with high quality schools. CLICK HERE for more details from the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Empower Illinois' application process will now open on Wednesday, January 31 at 12 p.m., one week later than previously announced. CLICK HERE for full details.

Many of you have heard about Senate Bill 1947 regarding State of Illinois income tax credits that will assist Catholic and private schools. This is the first time the State of Illinois is providing tax credits to non-public elementary and secondary education. This program might be helpful as you plan for 2017 state taxes. Donors are encouraged to apply for a tax credit as early in 2018 as possible.  In order to apply for a tax credit you must first go to the www.mytax.illinois.gov website and request a "LetterID" number that you must input to the IL Dept. of Revenue website when tax credit applications open on January 2nd.  The "LetterID" will be sent via the postal service and could take up to 10 days to arrive.  CLICK HERE for instructions on how to apply for the LetterID.  CLICK HERE for instructions on the tax credit application.

Many details regarding the new school tax credit program, which was passed by the state legislature this Fall, remain undetermined. CLICK HERE for more information about the program and what Saint Ignatius is doing at the present time. 

Until the State Department of Finance comes out with further guidelines, this is all the school has to work with. The Archdiocese is working on affiliating with an existing Scholarship Granting Organization that would serve as an umbrella for all Catholic schools. If you have questions please contact John Chandler, at 312-432-8350.

Application Process Updates

Empower IL is using a form that asks for Saint Ignatius College Prep's ISBE RCDT Code. Our code is: 15016092Y

Application process: As a reminder, families will need to apply for tax credit scholarships through a scholarship granting organization (SGO), which will manage this process, instead of the Archdiocese or your school directly. There are several SGOs in Illinois. The Archdiocese of Chicago is working with two SGOs: Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund. 

The application process with Empower Illinois will be completed online at 
www.empowerillinois.org. The application process will open January 24, 2018.

The application process with Big Shoulders Fund will be completed online at
www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org. The application process will open the second half of January 2018. The exact date is TBD. 

What families will need to apply: Based on what we know today, families will need the following documents in order to apply for a tax credit scholarship:

2016 tax return

Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license or state ID)

Birth certificate, federal/state ID or passport for student

If available, a letter of acceptance or enrollment at an eligible, participating, non-public school

Note: There may be changes to this list as the application process is finalized by the SGOs. We will provide updates as they are available.