Education is the great equalizer, but too many kids in New Orleans have the odds stacked against them by limited access, or no access, to good schools. At Son of Saint Scholars, we’re working to eliminate financial barriers to quality education by awarding scholarships to as many children as possible.
Son of a Saint Scholars connects deserving kids to the financial assistance they need to attain a quality education. As a Student Tuition Organization (STO) selected by the Louisiana Department of Education, we have the privilege of working to eliminate the financial obstructions that are keeping too many Louisiana families from sending children to the schools that will best prepare them for college, career and a successful, rewarding life.
It doesn't take much to make a world of difference for New Orleans area families. Here's the deal: Through the Louisiana Tuition Donation Credit Program, you can donate 100% of your Louisiana Income Tax Liability to Son of a Saint Scholars, and you'll receive a 100% state tax credit at the time of the donation. All together, this tax credit program is more favorable than film production and historical rehabilitation credits.
What's more, donation will chart a new course for Louisiana children. Through this program, Son of a Saint Scholars is expanding access to great schools and transforming the lives of kids in need. Every $100,000 tax credit donation funds 20 students for an entire school year.
So much depends on a quality education, and every child deserves the chance to go to a good school. Unfortunately, for many families in New Orleans, there simply isn’t a good public school available and private school isn’t an option for financial reasons. That’s where we can help.
Scholarships awarded through Son of a Saint are subject to guidelines of the Louisiana Department of Education’s Tuition Donation Credit Programs, which stipulates that awarded based on two criteria: 1) family income and 2) current school status.
The Son of a Saint Scholars application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Tuesday, February 28th at 9am. Please check back at that time to access the application link. Applicants will be notified as to the status of their application no later than May 31, 2023.
To learn more about Son of a Saint Scholars, consider attending one of the Public Information Sessions we have scheduled in person and online:
In-Person Public Information Session
Wednesday, January 25th, 4:30-5:30pm
East New Orleans Regional Library
5641 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127