Scholarship Granting Organization

School Scholarship Tax Credit

The School Scholarship Tax Credit is available for individuals or corporations who would like to donate to scholarship-granting organizations (SGO). A certified SGO provides tuition scholarships to income eligible students attending a partnering K-12 private school. 

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is a qualified SGO and can receive private, charitable donations. Individuals or corporations contributing to an SGO are eligible to take advantage of a 50 percent state tax credit. The donated funds are then distributed to partner schools for families that meet income and other requirements. 

While there are no limits to how much a donor can contribute to a qualified SGO, the entire tax program cannot award more than $12.5 millions credits in the state's fiscal year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).

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Private Partner Schools

If you are a family seeking an SGO scholarship, please contact the financial aid office of the private school your children plan to attend for an application. We currently partner with the following schools:


 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total contribution and credit amount?

There is no limit to how much a donor can contribute to a qualified SGO; however, the entire tax program cannot exceed more than $12.5 million in in credits in the fiscal year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018). There is no cap on the number of credits a donor can receive as long as the credits are available. 

Can I make a specific donation to an SGO for a specific school?

Yes. There are no restrictions on a donor designating the use of his/her gift for a specific school.

Can I make a donation for a specific student?

No. If a donation is made on behalf of an individual student, that would be considered a tuition payment - rather than an SGO donation - and thus would not be eligible for the tax credit. 

Are there rules regarding the size of a scholarship award?

There is no minimum amount that an SGO must award to an eligible student. However, an SGO award must be at least $500 in order for that student, or the student's sibling, to qualify for a Choice Scholarship under the previous SGO Award Pathway.