SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDITS
ALL CHILDREN DESERVE ACCESS TO A QUALITY EDUCATION

Scholarship Tax Credits give low-income parents the choice of being able to help their own children rise above the throes of poverty, giving them a brighter future by enrolling them in a more suitable school with the help of a school choice scholarship.

HOW DO SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDITS WORK?

DONORS GIVE

Individuals or businesses donate to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs)

STUDENTS APPLY

Qualified families apply for a scholarship from an SGO to the school of their choice

FUNDS ARE AWARDED

SGOs grant scholarships to qualified families

TAX CREDIT RECEIVED

Approved donors received a credit against their state taxes for a portion of their donation

SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDITS: STEP BY STEP PROCESS
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STATE PASSES A LAW CREATING SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDITS

PARENTS DETERMINE THE BEST PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR PAROCHIAL SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILD

NONPROFIT SCHOLARSHIP-GRANTING ORGANIZATIONS (SGOs) ARE CREATED

QUALIFIED FAMILIES APPLY TO THE SGOs

INDIVIDUALS &  BUSINESSES APPLY FOR A TAX CREDIT; ON APPROVAL DONATE TO THE SGOs

SGOs GRANT SCHOLARSHIPS TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

PARENTS ENROLL CHILDREN IN THE SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE

DONORS INCLUDE DONATION WHEN FILING TAXES 

KIDS USE SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND GREAT SCHOOLS!

DONORS RECEIVE A CREDIT AGAINST THEIR STATE TAX LIABILITY

  • Before
  • After 3 yrs
STUDENT RESULTS ARE AMAZING

The graph shows increases in reading and math proficiency after 3 years in KY’s current largest privately funded scholarship-granting program, which is able to assist only a few hundred children in a couple of counties. Imagine the impact and results of giving every lower-income family across the commonwealth the same opportunity.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

CALL YOUR LEGISLATORS

Type your address in the search bar on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) website and then click on the map to find your legislators. Or, call the LRC at 502-564-8100 and tell them you’d like to leave a message for your legislators. They will ask for your address and get your message to the right place. Ask your legislators to support scholarship tax credits!

EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS

Type your address in the search bar on the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) website and then click on the map to find your legislators’ email addresses. Then use our easy email template to send them a note asking for them to support scholarship tax credits.

MEET WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS

If you are interested in meeting with your legislators to ask them to support scholarship tax credits, we are happy to help set up the meetings and even attend with you if you would like. Just send an email to sarahmaydurand@freedomkentucky.com with your name, address and availability and we will contact you within 48 hours.

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