Early bird pre-registration for 2018 will begin in July, 2017. All pre-registrations for 2018 must be received by December 15, 2017 to ensure inclusion in the program. If you are a past donor to GRACE, you will receive a registration packet in July, 2017.
If you pay state taxes in Georgia, you have the power to change the life of a student in need at St. Pius X while reaping a generous tax benefit. Thanks to the Georgia Private School Tax Credit law, taxpayers can re-direct a portion of their state taxes to Student Scholarship Organizations (SSOs). GRACE Scholars is one such SSO, and taxpayers can choose to directly support students at St. Pius X through participation in the GRACE Scholars program.
The GRACE Scholars program provides access to a Catholic school education for Georgia families who otherwise could not afford school tuition. The program is funded by Georgia taxpayers who redirect a portion of their Georgia State income tax to SSOs such as GRACE. These donors receive a 100% state income tax credit for their gift while helping to make a Catholic school education a reality for families in need. What is especially appealing to taxpayers is that they can specify which Catholic school they would like to receive their re-directed taxes, and, if they itemize, donors can claim the contribution on their federal taxes.
GRACE SCHOLARS, INC
GRACE Scholars, Inc., is the official student scholarship organization (SSO) for the schools sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. All students receiving GRACE Awards have demonstrated financial need as determined by a third-party analysis of a family's ability to pay tuition.
Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta reserve the right to decline funding from SSOs which do not award scholarships based on financial need. In addition, the maximum amount of SSO scholarships awarded to students in Archdiocesan Schools is the lowest of the following: student's calculated financial need; 80% of the tuition rate applicable to the student; an index of per-pupil public school spending in Georgia; and, the maximum cap established by the local school.
GRACE Scholars, Inc., welcomes the transfer of funding from one SSO to another as allowed by state law. In these instances, the school reserves the right to award GRACE scholarships in accordance with local procedures.