Empower Illinois has announced that the Application Process will be opened next Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. The new application will be available through Empower Illinois website at empowerillinois.org on February 27th. Please note they have changed the process a bit – it is now a two-step process:
1. On February 27th beginning at 7:00 p.m., families will complete a brief form online at empowerillinois.org to RESERVE a time stamp for the first come first served Invest in Kids Scholarships. According to Empower Illinois, this form will be very brief only asking for parent name, contact information of parents, student(s) name and preferred school (Bishop McNamara). This will RESERVE a time stamp for each individual family and their student(s).
2. Once you have RESERVED your spot, families will receive a unique link via email and will use their reservation code to complete the actual application online through the Empower Illinois website at empowerillinois.org. Applications will be sent on a rolling basis over the course of a few weeks. After receiving the application email, families will have three days to complete the application and submit all required documents.
We will have individuals available to assist families on Tuesday, February 27th from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the BMCS Kankakee site library to help you complete the brief form to RESERVE your time stamp.
If you have any questions feel free to contact either Tricia Surprenant, Sandy Kuntz, or Terry Granger at 815-932-7413 at your earliest convenience. You can also go to Empower Illinois website at empowerillinois.org for more information to include helpful documents, FAQs and instructions.