Empower Illinois Scholarship Application For the 2019-2020 School Year Opens Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7p.m.

K-12 students from low-income families are eligible to receive a Tax Credit Scholarship.* Scholarship award amounts will follow the below income guidelines. Plato families are encouraged to apply for the Invest in Kids Scholarship through Empower Illinois.
*Tax Credit Scholarships are need-based and do not take academic performance into consideration. Plato Academy is not involved in the scholarship process in any way other than providing the necessary acceptance letter.

Empower Illinois scholarship applications will be available to students and families through EmpowerIllinois.org starting January 15 at 7p.m. The application is a two-part, online-only process and is available in English and Spanish.

Application Checklist
To apply, you’ll need:
  • Proof of income, such as the first two pages of your 1040.
  • Proof of Illinois residency, such as a copy of a residential lease in the parent/guardian’s name.
  • Documentation of the student’s age (ONLY IF student is entering kindergarten or first grade), such as a copy of the student’s birth certificate.
  • Acceptance letter. You do not need to submit an enrollment or acceptance letter from the private school you wish to attend but it will be required before any scholarships funds are distributed.

For more information or questions, please reach out to the phone numbers or emails below:
Parents:
(309) 416-0741
scholars@empowerillinois.org

Donors:
(309) 644-4524
donors@empowerillinois.org