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175 S Highpoint Dr, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA

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Please note:

  • Early submission is encouraged. Applications are processed daily.

  • Funding is not guaranteed. Scholarships are awarded according to Illinois' rules and regulations.

  • You will be notified by letter or email whether or not your student has been awarded a scholarship.

  • Please submit a separate application and support materials for each student applying.

  • Fill out the application COMPLETELY, along with required documentation.

Incorrect/incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Requirements for Submitting an Application:

  1. Student resides in IL

  2. Student is eligible to attend an IL public school or is starting school in Illinois for the first time

  3. Parent/Guardian agrees to have student take the required assessment exam(s) as determined
    by private school of Choice

  4. Parent/Guardian and Student agree to comply with school policies at school of choice

Household Income Verification*, specifically:

  • Form 1040 (Federal Tax Return; 2017 or 2018), pages one and two only

  •  If you do NOT file taxes, provide other evidence of income (e.g. W-2, recent pay stubs, Form 1099, official letter from employer, disability statement, or documentation of SNAP or WIC). You will be required to sign an additional sworn statement.

Proof of Residence* (one of the following):

  • Illinois Driver's License with current address

  • Illinois State ID with current address

  • utility bill with name and current address

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Evidence of Child’s Age for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students only*
(one of the following):

  •  Birth certificate

  • Passport

  • Additionally, families should know the number of the Public School District in which the household resides. Example, school district #365U for the Valley View Public Schools.

  • Scholarship Levels by Income

  • When family income level falls below:

    •  185% of poverty level, student is eligible for scholarship amount equal to 100% of tuition

    • 250% of poverty level, student is eligible for scholarship amount equal to 75% of tuition

    • 300% of poverty level, student is eligible for scholarship amount equal to 50% of tuition

    • 400% of poverty level, student is eligible for scholarship amount equal to 50% of tuition (only available for returning scholarship recipients)