You can help a child receive a Christian education while lowering your tax bill.

Since 2002, ALSO has awarded more than $2.02 million in scholarships specifically to children attending LCMS Lutheran schools where they grow in their faith each day.

These scholarships were made possible by thousands of Arizona taxpayers who have made tax credit donations. In return, donors have received a direct, dollar-for-dollar credit on their state income tax that has lowered their tax bill.


How tax credits work

You can help a child receive a Christian education at no net cost to you!

If you pay Arizona state income taxes, you can make a donation to ALSO and claim the amount you give as a dollar-for-dollar tax credit that lowers your bill. You can give up to: 

  • Tax year 2014:  $2,106 for married filing jointly or $1,053 for single taxpayers 
  • Tax year 2015:  $2,134 for married filing jointly or $1,067 for single taxpayers 
  • or your actual tax, whichever is less.

With your help, families can now afford for their children to receive a private, Christian education at an LCMS school, building a solid foundation of faith for life.

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To see information on scholarships awarded by ALSO, click here.

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A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of donor recommendations;  a taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent.