PA Tax Credit Programs

"School choice opens up doors that would otherwise be slammed shut. As a young African-American male in a low-income neighborhood it's more likely I would be a dropout of high school or even in prison at this very moment rather than speaking before you."  - Rodney Myles Slade-Bowers '21 to President Trump at the Education Empowerment Roundtable in December 2019

There are several ways to support Bishop McDevitt High School and the PA Tax Credit Programs are a great avenue for you to make a difference in the lives of our current and future Crusaders! Supporting Bishop McDevitt through the PA Tax Credit Programs allows students and families like Rodney's to have the CHOICE to come to our school and make the financial cost more manageable. 

You have the opportunity to participate in the tax credit scholarships as an  Individual  who qualifies for the  Special Purpose Entity  or as a  Business  who qualifies for the  Educational Improvement Tax (EITC) / Opportunity Tax Credit Scholarship (OSTC)  program. 
Individuals who qualify for the SPE program are asked to fill out the joinder agreement, linked here: Joinder Agreement. Qualifying individuals have a joint or single income of $115K or more and a state tax liability of $3,500 or more.  We encourage individuals to seek counsel from your personal tax accountant to confirm your personal state tax income amount. 
Application is due to the SPE Program - Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund in the fall of 2021. Please email a copy of the agreement to Dr. David Gardiner at
S-Corp, C-Corps, LLCS and Limited Partnerships are eligible to participate in the EITC & OSTC programs. Application can be made in a few steps.
  • Submit an online application to  www.  or
  • After approval and receival of acceptance letter, submit check to Neumann Scholarship Fund at the Diocese of Harrisburg with the designation to Bishop McDevitt High School. 
  • Lastly, submit the receipt of confirmation to the DCED. 
A new participating business application is due July 1. 
A renewal business application is due May 17. 
For more information or have any questions, please contact Dr. David Gardiner at or at 717-236-7973 ext 2133.

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