Thank You for Your Support!

Through corporate and individual support, scholarships have been awarded to students who otherwise may not have been able to afford an Academy education. The Academy strives to provide equal access to all academically talented students. Thank you to the 2019-20 EITC and OSTC donors for sharing the gift of an outstanding liberal arts education with the greater Harrisburg community!

Corporate Giving

Help transform the future for Harrisburg Academy students by participating in corporate giving through the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) or Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. Both programs provide Academy students financial aid; OSTC funds specifically benefit students from underperforming school districts in the greater Harrisburg area.

By participating, your business can directly impact education by designating business tax credits to Harrisburg Academy. Eligible businesses can receive a tax credit equal to 75 percent of your contribution and a company that commits to the program for two consecutive years, the credit is 90 percent of your contribution.

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  • EITC/OSTC Facts

    • $3.2 million has been donated to the financial aid program at the Academy since the inception of the programs
    • 225 grants have been awarded to talented students who could not have afforded an Academy education without this funding
    • 15 students, on average, receive an EITC/OSTC award each academic year
    • 55 businesses have partnered with Harrisburg Academy since the program’s inception in 2001
    • $9,500 average annual award per scholarship recipient
    • The number of students applying for financial aid each year far exceeds our budget and for that reason alone, corporate support of the Academy is essential so we can provide unmatched educational opportunities for all students
  • Getting Started

    All submissions are completed through a single-page, online application -- click here to get started! For more information about the program, download the EITC / OSTC Guide. General questions about EITC/OSTC or corporate giving? Be sure to check out our EITC Frequently Asked Questions or contact Stacy Klann.

Opportunities for Individuals

For individuals interested in supporting Harrisburg Academy's scholarship needs, an opportunity exists for you, too! Harrisburg Academy has formed a partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund (CPSF). This partnership was formed to provide an opportunity for individuals and businesses (those who pay a minimum of $3,500 in Pennsylvania state taxes using a social security number rather than a tax ID) to participate in the EITC program through membership in a Special Purpose Entity.

How to Get Started

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What Does This Mean?

By becoming a member of a Special Purpose Entity, this program allows you to redirect state taxes that you already pay, and donate them to Harrisburg Academy. When you file your taxes in the spring, you will receive a refund of 90 percent of your donation from Pennsylvania and a federal benefit based on your donation.
We are currently accepting joinder agreements for 2020 tax credits, which will be processed during the next open submission window (January through March 2021). Tax credits are awarded on a first come, first served basis.