Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application Tool Kit

The Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application, made possible by the Illinois Invest in Kids Act, opens in January. Please see the Big Shoulders Fund Tool Kit for more information on the application process.


The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individuals and corporations to donate to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) and receive a credit on their Illinois state taxes in return. An SGO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, approved by the Illinois Department of Revenue, whose primary aim is to give scholarships to qualifying students.

The SGOs that the Archdiocese of Chicago has recommended our families and benefactors work with are Big Shoulders Fund and Empower Illinois. The Big Shoulders Fund website is and the Empower Illinois website is Through these websites, families, and donors can get important information on taking advantage of this opportunity.

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.