Why apply? According to the Pre-K for PA Campaign, 69% of three and four-year-olds in Pennsylvania do not have access to high-quality, early education. In addition, the average cost of pre-k for one year is $8,500. In response to these challenges, Pennsylvania created The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), giving businesses an opportunity to direct a portion of its tax credits to organizations that distribute pre-k scholarships to at-risk families. As a newly approved scholarship organization for the EITC program, Trying Together is now able to provide pre-k scholarships to qualifying families. What are the scholarship eligibility requirements? Must be a resident of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, or Westmoreland County; Child Applicant must be three or four years of age by beginning of school year; Registered, enrolled, and/or attending a high-quality pre-k program located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. High quality is defined as being NAEYC Accredited, having a 3 or 4 Keystone STAR rating, or a Pre-K Counts program; and A member of a household with an annual household income of not more than $77,648, except that an additional income allowance of $15,530 is permitted for the student, and for each other dependent as defined by the IRS living within the same household. What benefits will your family receive? Full or partial scholarship money to pay for up to one year’s tuition at a 3 or 4 Star Keystone rated, or NAEYC accredited preschool of the parents choosing. Scholarship can also be used for Pre-K Counts programs or public school district pre-k programs that require tuition payment; Parents may choose a half day or full day program for their child; and Tuition can also include school-related fees charged by a pre-k program. School-related fees include fees charged by a school to all students for books, instructional materials, technology equipment and services, uniforms, and activities. How do I apply? EITC Pre-k Scholarship Program Application EITC Pre-k Scholarship Program Payment Agreement Form EITC Pre-k Scholarship Program Policies and Procedures Agreement More information for families interested in the EITC Pre-k Scholarship Program.