Low-income families do not have equal access to private K-12 education.
For some families, educational expenses set in long before college. Every family has a different reason for considering a private school education.
GECAC awards on average 150 tuition scholarships totaling nearly $80,000.
GECAC accepts applications for tuition assistance scholarships from January to April of each year. Students attending private elementary, middle and high schools in Erie County, for which paying tuition is a requirement for attendance, are eligible.
Scholarships are made possible through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit. These programs provide tax credits to eligible businesses that contribute to an approved scholarship organization. GECAC is approved by the State Department of Community and Economic Development as a scholarship organization. Thank you to all of the local businesses that donated through this program!
Priority will be given to families in the following order: