The Arizona Leadership Foundation reviews all applications for accuracy and makes an award decision based on the applicants financial needs and the funds available for distribution. Any personal information that is submitted is kept confidential within the committee. All scholarship decisions are the sole discretion of Arizona Leadership Foundation and all award decisions are final. We will notify you by email or regular mail as to your scholarship award. Financial aid is distributed without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender/gender-identity, disability, religion, or sexual orientation. Financial aid is only for the current academic year and continuing aid is based upon the applicant’s eligibility and funds available
Under these programs (A.R.S. 43-1183), Class C Corporations and Insurance Carriers that owe Arizona corporate income tax or insurance premium taxes can redirect a portion, or their entire tax obligation to school tuition organizations (such as the Arizona Leadership Foundation). These school tuition organizations then award K-12 scholarships to students qualifying for the federal government’s free or reduced lunch program or the disabled/displaced program. The corporation, in turn, will receive a 100% tax credit for every dollar it donates. Participating corporations redirect funds they must already pay to the state, enabling them to help low-income children achieve greater educational excellence at NO COST to the corporation. As a result, the program is paving the way for an educated workforce that will greatly contribute to the betterment of our communities.
The Simple Process
Program Cap and Fund Designations for the Fiscal Year 2021, School Year 2020 -21
|Low-Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program||$123 Million|
|Disabled/Displaced Tax Credit Scholarship Program||$5 Million|
The above information does not constitute tax advice. Please consult with your tax professional.
2020 Federal Income Taxes are required with each application.
Not filing your taxes until May 17th? Please complete your scholarship at that time so that you can include your 2020 federal taxes.