APPLICATIONS FOR MOSCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN | KMMO

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick provided an update on MOScholars, the state’s K-12 scholarship program.

Applications for MOScholars scholarships are now being accepted. To begin the application process, parents or guardians should contact an Educational Assistance Organization (EAO) in partnership with the school they wish their child to attend. EAOs will screen student applicants to determine their eligibility. Once the shortlisting is complete, the EAO will refer the candidate to the MOScholars online application portal.

Treasurer Fitzpatrick and the EAOs intend to make scholarships available to eligible students for the 2022-2023 school year.

MOScholars scholarships are funded by donations to EAOs which can be offset by the exchange of tax credits against a donor’s tax liability. Prior to donating to an EAO, individuals and companies wishing to donate to fund scholarships must reserve tax credits of the amount they intend to donate on the EAO reservation portal. tax credits. The Treasurer’s Office expects the portal to launch on June 27th. Donors who have reserved credits through the system can begin donating to EAOs on July 1. The tax credit booking portal will be accessible on MOScholars.com once it is launched.

“Today is an exciting day for qualified Missouri students who need educational options,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “Our EAO partners, my staff and I have worked hard to set up this program and be ready to start accepting applications. Now the program needs donors to help make these scholarships possible. We know that there are many eligible students who can benefit from the educational opportunities offered by this program – and I look forward to seeing the MOScholars scholarships used this fall.

For more information about the program, including a list of certified OCTs, eligibility requirements, and tax credit details, go to www.MOScholars.com.

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