Scholarship Granting Organization

Ways to Give

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  • What is a Scholarship Granting Organization?

    What is the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund?
    The Diocesan Education Corporation (DEC), a scholarship granting organization (SGO), is doing business as Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund.  DEC was the first organization in the state of Ohio to be certified as an SGO by the Ohio Attorney General. This fund benefits students in the Diocese of Columbus Catholic schools.

    What is an SGO?
    Ohio law defines a “scholarship granting organization” as an organization certified by the Ohio Attorney General as satisfying three criteria. First, it must be a religious or non-religious charitable organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Second, it must primarily award academic scholarships to primary and secondary school students. Third, it must prioritize awarding scholarships to low-income primary and secondary school students. The organization must also comply with all applicable registration and reporting requirements with the Ohio Attorney General in order to be certified.

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  • Benefits to You, The Benefactor

    Who can donate to the SGO?
    • Anyone can donate to the scholarship! Only taxpayers will receive a tax credit.

    Here’s How to get your Tax Credit:
    • Make a gift to the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund equal to the amount of your gift (up to $750 or $1,500 if married and filing jointly).
    • Your gift can be directed specifically to St. Charles OR you can make a gift to the general (unrestricted) fund to help the greatest number of students in the diocese.
If you need more information about SGO and tax credit, please contact Kristin Williams or Julie Naporano
St. Charles Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.