EITC Scholarships

United Methodist Church Union is a Scholarship Organization recognized by the State of Pennsylvania’s EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program. Scholarship recipients’ eligibility is determined by the EITC guidelines. Donations for this program are received from Corporate identities taking advantage of the EITC Tax credits.

Statistics: 10 Preschools / 87 Children / Over $10,000 Awarded

The United Methodist Church Union operates as a PreK Scholarship Organization through the Pennsylvania EITC Program. This allows us to receive donations from Businesses that have received tax credits through the EITC program.

For contributions to Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100 percent of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90 percent of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually. http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc

Information about how a Business can apply for the tax credit program can be found at the Pennsylvania EITC program site. http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/OSTC-EITC_Handbook2014.pdf

Preschools wishing to inquire about their students’ eligibility for a scholarship through this program should review current EITC Organizational Guidelines and Application (3) for information on their students’ eligibility requirements as well as the importance of the school’s curriculum alignment with the local public school district. http://www.newpa.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2015/EITC_PreK-OrganizationGuidelines_2015_F.pdf

For Parents interested in applying for a scholarship: your child must be 3-6 years of age and enrolled in a PreK Program in Pennsylvania and your household must meet the financial eligibility requirements as stated: …who is a member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $76,350 except that an additional income allowance of $15,270 is permitted for the student, including an eligible student with a disability, and for each other dependent as defined by the IRS living within the same household. Additional information can be found in the EITC PreK Organizational Guidelines. Please see your child’s preschool Director to begin the application process.