opportunities for all
EdChoice Kentucky is a coalition focused on educating the Commonwealth on Scholarship Tax Credit programs, which allow individuals or businesses to receive a tax credit from state taxes when they contribute to qualified non-profit organizations providing tuition assistance for low- and middle-income students attending non-public schools.
Why Are Tax Credit Scholarships Important?
In Kentucky, wealthy families can choose the school that best meets their children’s needs. Low and middle income families lack the resources for the same opportunity. Developmentally-disabled children in Kentucky have a graduation rate that is 10% below the national average. Scholarship Tax Credits help level the playing field for all Kentucky families.
How Can Kentucky Fix The Problem?
Fortunately, there is a solution being considered by Kentucky’s lawmakers: Scholarship Tax Credits (Senate Bill 102 and House Bill 162). Individuals and businesses can increase assistance for children to attend the schools and educational services that best meet their unique needs with a Scholarship Tax Credit Program. Under this program, individuals and businesses donate to scholarship granting organizations and in return receive a non-refundable tax credit. The organizations award needs-based scholarships for students to attend the nonpublic school that is the best fit for them.
EdChoice Kentucky Officers
Charles H. Leis, President
Andrew Vandiver, Vice-President
Heather Huddleston, Treasurer
Leisa Schulz, Secretary