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Updated 1/16/2018 - Invest in Kids Scholarship Information

Updated on Jan 26, 2018 08:08 AM by Office, School

Greetings again from the Diocese of Rockford Catholic Education Office.

As I am sure you are aware, our schools are able to participate in the new Invest in Kids Scholarship program. This program will be run through a non-profit organization called Empower Illinois. ( )

The application process date has changed and will now begin on January 31st at 12 PM (noon). (Not January 24th as was previously reported). Since the scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, we know it is important for you to be ready to apply right away. I am attaching the information you will need to apply to this email.

The application will be online and documents will need to be uploaded to the system. At this time, it does not appear that the application will work on a cell phone. We are working with our schools to give applicants access to our computers. We will send an additional email when this information is available. We would highly recommend that you prepare your paperwork ahead of January 31st.

I am also attaching a brief summary of the scholarship program and a copy of the power point presentation provided by Mrs. Barb Villont from the meeting at St. Edward's High School last week. If you know someone who may qualify and does not currently attend one of our schools, we ask that you please give them this information and encourage them to contact one of our great Catholic schools.

If you have questions about the scholarship program you can either contact me or your school office. I am best reached by email at

Thank you for your continued support of Catholic Education.

Elizabeth Heitkamp

Assistant Superintendent of Schools