09 - 15 - 2011 EITC Scholarships awarded to local Christian schools
(LS) State lawmakers along with business donors & representatives of the Bridge Educational Foundation were on hand this week as over $70,000 in EITC Scholarships were awarded to 3 private Christian schools in Mifflin Co. The group presented portions of the grant money to Belleville Mennonite School, Mifflin Co. Christian Academy, & the Sacred Heart Catholic School. The money was funded by a program allowing businesses to donate to the Earned Income Tax Credit program & recieve a tax credit. State Sen. Jake Corman was one of the lawmakers helping to preserve the program & Representatives Adam Harris & Kerry Benninghoff introduced a bill to increase EITC limits to $100 million for next year.