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K-12 Tuition Assistance

The Learning Lamp offers tuition assistance to K-12 students attending private schools through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. As an Opportunity Scholarship and Scholarship Organization we accept tax credit donations from businesses, and use those donations to fund tuition assistance for area families.

These are not full scholarships, but will help your family to afford private school. Award amounts depend on the amount of donations we receive each year. Applicants living in The Learning Lamp’s primary service area of Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties receive first consideration. Funding must be applied for each year and is not guaranteed from year to year.

ELIGIBILITY

Students who live in the tri-county area are eligible to receive partial tuition assistance for K-12 students if their household income does not exceed $108,444 plus an additional $19,088 per household dependent, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Tuition assistance awards are made in late July until the funds are gone. Families who receive tuition assistance must complete five (5) hours of volunteer service to The Learning Lamp during the school year. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you are not eligible to apply for tuition assistance the following year. Time is tracked and monitored. 

PLEASE NOTE: This application is for children in grades K-12 only. Preschool tuition assistance is available for students who qualify and who are currently enrolled in The Learning Lamp preschool programs. For more information on preschool tuition assistance, reach out to Melissa at 814-262-0732 x289 or email mgerber@thelearninglamp.org

APPLICATION PROCESS 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for K-12 tuition assistance will only be accepted from June 1 through June 30, 2024.

K-12 tuition assistance applications are now closed for the 2024-25 school year. Applications will be accepted from June 1 through June 30, 2024 only. Applications will not be considered if submitted outside of those dates. Questions can be directed to Kathy Morrell at kmorrell@thelearninglamp.org or 814-262-0732 x233.

When applying for tuition assistance:

  • The application MUST be completed in full and submitted with one page of your 2023 tax return showing your adjusted gross income. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All items must be submitted at the same time.
  • Please print legibly.
  • Your child MUST be enrolled in the school that you are seeking tuition assistance for.
  • Applications are accepted June 1-30, 2024 only. Applications submitted outside of this time period will not be considered.
  • If submitting a paper copy, return completed applications to: The Learning Lamp, Attn: Kathy Morrell, 2025 Bedford St., Johnstown, PA 15904. They may be mailed or dropped off in person.
  • If awarded tuition assistance for the 2024-25 school year, you will receive a letter in the mail in late July.
  • All applicants receiving tuition assistance from The Learning Lamp are required to complete 5 hours of volunteer services with our organization. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you are not eligible to apply for assistance the following year. Time is tracked and monitored.

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