Making Private School Affordable

Cost should never be an obstacle for families who want to make quality Christian education a reality for their child. CLEF provides more than half a million dollars to Lutheran schools each year for private school scholarships. Although scholarship opportunities vary by school, all CLEF schools are willing to work with families to make tuition affordable. Please contact schools directly for more information.


Funding Private High School Scholarships

CLEF High School Scholars is a private school scholarship that covers fifty percent of tuition for sixteen highly motivated high school students (four per grade) at Walther Christian Academy. Applicants must have attended a CLEF-supported elementary school. If you know an all-star eighth grader at a CLEF school, please encourage them to apply!

LEARN MORE about Walther’s Financial Aid.


Providing Access to Student Scholarships through Empower Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed the Invest in Kids Act, which provides a state tax credit to donors who support private school scholarships. This will make additional school scholarships available to support eligible students to attend private parochial schools. CLEF has partnered with the scholarship granting organization Empower Illinois to administer the scholarship funds donated through the Invest in Kids Act. Parents interested in applying for SGO scholarships may do so through Empower Illinois or one of several other SGOs in Illinois.

Apply now for a student scholarship through Empower Illinois.

Donate to our scholarship funds through Empower Illinois.

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