Kansas City - The Bright Futures Fund is pleased to announce the awarding of the first 100 scholarships in the new MOScholars program. Scholarships have been awarded to students attending 26 qualifying Catholic schools in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
The Bright Futures Fund was one of the six Educational Assistance Organizations certified by the Missouri State Treasurer’s office to administer the MOScholars program. These 100 scholarships are concurrent with fundraising generated from individuals and companies purchasing Missouri State Income Tax Credits.
“We are excited to begin to fund these scholarships and to further our mission with the MOScholars program, giving families the best tool to succeed: a high-quality education,” said Jeremy Lillig, Executive Director of the Bright Futures Fund.
To date, the Bright Futures Fund has generated more than $1 million in Missouri State income Tax Credits with more pledged. To donate, or to learn more, please visit www.brightfuturesfund.org. Individuals and Corporations can receive a 100% tax credit for 50% of their annual State Income Tax obligation.