EITC Scholarship Program

Second Century Scholarship Fund

The Second Century Scholarship Fund, administered by the Diocesan Development Office, is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that accepts contributions and distribute needs-based scholarships among eligible students attending Catholic pre-schools, elementary schools and high schools in Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Centre, Clinton and Somerset Counties.

Since 2001, area businesses have contributed more than $4 million dollars to the fund through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Businesses from large corporations to family-owned companies and partnerships may be eligible to earn significant tax credits against six Pennsylvania business taxes.

This innovative legislation allows a business to re-direct a portion of its tax dollars from Harrisburg to support students in the local community. For example, a $500.00 scholarship can be awarded for a little as $50.00 once the tax credits are earned.

For complete program details, including official DCED guidelines and applications, please visit the fund’s web site at www.SecondCenturyFund.org.

Please note, this program is not affilliated with the Foundation, but we present it here to inform you about this Catholic organization within our Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown