What is the EITC Program?
Penn State Schuylkill has been approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
The EITC program is a way for businesses to enrich educational opportunities for students and earn tax credits by donating to an Educational Improvement Organization. Through EITC, eligible businesses can receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution, up to $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90% of the contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.
Businesses may contribute to Penn State Schuylkill by supporting specific youth programs that are approved by DCED.
Penn State Schuylkill Summer Scholars:
The intention of this program is to first provide additional science curriculum/enrichment in Penn State Schuylkill’s service area which will enrich students' knowledge of science and research methodology. This will better prepare students for college science courses as well as their courses in high school. Another important aspect of this program is to allow students the opportunity to gain an interest in science and mathematics by observing what scientists and mathematicians do. This may encourage students to enter a career in biology, physics, chemistry, or mathematics.
Penn State Schuylkill’s Summer Youth Academies:
Summer Youth Academies (formerly known as Kid’s College) are summer enrichment programs that offers a diverse selection of age-appropriate classes for children and teenagers from first to eighth grade. Programs are customized to offer each age group the appropriate mix of education and fun activities. The main objectives of the Summer Youth Academies are to increase students’ interest and knowledge in areas such as the arts, sciences, and technology, and to provide challenging experiences which are not part of the regular school curriculum.
Penn State Schuylkill’s Dual Enrollment Program:
Dual enrollment at Penn State Schuylkill offers an exciting opportunity for local high school juniors and seniors to take college courses at a 50% tuition adjustment. Dual enrollment allows students to not only earn college credits while still in high school, but it allows them to experience Penn State Schuylkill's world-class faculty firsthand. This experience fosters a positive relationship with our campus community that inevitably influences a student’s choice to attend college after high school graduation.