Catholic schools across Illinois, including Quincy, eligible for $10,000 scholarship match

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Published: Feb. 28, 2022 at 3:21 PM CST
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QUINCY (WGEM) - 63 Catholic schools across Illinois are are eligible for a $10,000 match for scholarship donations.

Empower Illinois announced that two donors are sponsoring the match for Catholic schools in central and southern Illinois.

Some of the schools included are Blessed Sacrament Catholic School of Quincy, Quincy Notre Dame High School of Quincy, St Peter School of Quincy, St Dominic School of Quincy, St Francis Solanus of Quincy, and St. Mary School of Mount Sterling.

“Matching gift opportunities spark greater community involvement and result in extremely successful school-based fundraising for tax credit scholarships,” said Anthony Holter, Empower Illinois President. “We are proud to offer this opportunity to more schools this year than ever before.”

The Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarship Program helps kids from low-income and working-class families attend their best-fit school by providing need-based scholarships.

Since 2018, the program has awarded more than 28,000 scholarships totaling to over $250 million.

The full list of schools eligible for the $10,000 match are:

  • Carroll Catholic School - Lincoln
  • Central Catholic High School - Bloomington
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School - Bloomington
  • Epiphany School - Normal
  • Holy Cross School - Champaign
  • Schlarman Academy - Danville
  • St Malachy - Rantoul
  • St Mary School - Bloomington
  • St Mary School - Pontiac
  • St Mary’s School - Metamora
  • St Matthew’s School - Champaign
  • St Paul School - Odell
  • St Thomas School - Philo
  • The High School of St Thomas More - Champaign
  • Blessed Sacrament - Springfield
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic School - Quincy
  • Christ the King - Springfield
  • Little Flower School - Springfield
  • Our Lady of Lourdes - Decatur
  • Our Saviour - Jacksonville
  • Quincy Notre Dame High School - Quincy
  • Routt Catholic High School - Jacksonville
  • Sacred Heart/Griffin High School - Springfield
  • St Agnes School - Springfield
  • St Aloysius School - Springfield
  • St Dominic School - Quincy
  • St Francis/Holy Ghost School - Jerseyville
  • St Francis Solanus - Quincy
  • St John the Evangelist School - Carrollton
  • St Mary School - Mount Sterling
  • St Patrick Elem - Decatur
  • St Patrick Grade School - Springfield
  • St Peter School - Quincy
  • St Teresa High School - Decatur
  • St Mary School - Taylorville
  • All Saints Academy - Breese
  • Althoff Catholic High School - Belleville
  • Blessed Sacrament - Belleville
  • Gibault High School - Waterloo
  • Holy Childhood School - Mascoutah
  • Holy Trinity Catholic School - Fairview Heights
  • Immaculate Conception - Columbia
  • Mater Dei High School - Breese
  • Notre Dame Academy - Belleville
  • Our Lady Mt Carmel School - Herrin
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace - Belleville
  • Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School - East St. Louis
  • St Andrews School - Murphysboro
  • St Ann Elementary School - Nashville
  • St Bruno - Pinckneyville
  • St Clare Catholic School - O Fallon
  • St James Catholic School - Millstadt
  • St John the Baptist - Red Bud
  • St John the Baptist - West Frankfort
  • St John the Baptist Catholic - Smithton
  • St Joseph Grade School - Olney
  • St Joseph School - Freeburg
  • St Mary’s - Mount Vernon
  • St Mary School - Chester
  • St Mary School - Centralia
  • St Mary School - Mount Carmel
  • St Peter and Paul School - Waterloo
  • St Teresa - Belleville

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