Visit https://empowerillinois.org/students/how-do-i-apply/ for more details about the two-step application process.
Current scholarship recipients and students who applied in 2018-19 and are currently on the waitlist must reapply.
Step 1. Reserve: On January 15 at 7:00 p.m. families will complete a brief one page online reservation form with the following information:
- Parent/Guardian's first and last name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Household Address (street, city, state & zip)
- Student's first and last name (families can add additional boxes for as many children for whom the family is applying)
Additionally, there will be three legal disclaimer checkboxes at the bottom of the page. Once the page is submitted, the family will receive a timestamp for the first-come, first-served scholarships. The reservation system will be accessible from mobile devices.
Step 2. Apply: After reserving a place in line, families will be emailed a link to login to a parent portal to complete the application.