Businesses get OK to offer...

Businesses get OK to offer scholarships

An approved list of ten organizations can now accept scholarship applications from parents of students attending low-performing schools.  The scholarship money will come through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

The state Department of Community and Economic Development will continue to review applications from businesses who are willing to donate scholarship money and adjust the list.

The donations serve as tax credits for the businesses and assist parents with students attending one of the 414 public schools that fall into the lowest-achieving 15 percent.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette provides specifics on the application process and a list Pennsylvania schools fall into the 15 percent.

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