Common Questions

Student Family Benefits

Am I eligible for a scholarship?

How do I apply?

How much are the scholarships and when are they awarded?

Donor Benefits

What is my impact?

Will I get a tax credit for donating?

How do I donate?

More Information

Invest in Kids Overview, as published by the Illinois Department of Revenue

Illinois has a school choice/tax credit scholarship program!

In 2018 through the Invest in Kids Act, Illinois established a tax credit scholarship program that enables certain Illinois students from families with limited financial resources to attend St. John Lutheran School and other non-public schools. Each school year, scholarships for K-8th grade students may be awarded covering 100%, 75%, or 50% of St. John’s total tuition and fees. To be eligible for the scholarships, federal adjusted gross income must be below 300% of the federal poverty level— approximately $79,500 for a family of four.

These scholarships will be funded through individual and corporate donor contributions made to Empower Illinois by Illinois taxpayers who will be awarded an Illinois income tax credit (not just a deduction) in an amount equal to 75% of their donation.


Why Our School

  • A Christian education with emphasis on Jesus Christ and faith
  • Achieved exemplary WELSSA and NCPSA accreditation
  • Emphasis on creating intellectual curiosity in a safe environment
  • 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) transformative STEM curriculum
  • Experienced, caring teachers and host families who truly get to know your child
  • SEVP-Certified International School Program

It is our hope and prayer that this scholarship program will be a great blessing to many, enabling our school ministry to reach many more students with the saving message of Jesus Christ and lessening the financial burden of families seeking a Christ-centered education for their children.

Please share this wonderful news with friends and family who may be potential donors or scholarship recipients.

Reach out with any questions to our assistant principal, Sarah Lofsness, at to learn more.