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Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

The purpose of the HMS Scholarship Fund is  to keep our quality, Christ-centered education accessible and affordable to families in this community.  Scholarship eligibility and awards are based on household income and family need. 

 

Scholarships are available for Pre-K tuition, kindergarten-grade 8 tuition, and learning support program tuition.  HMS also offers a pastor scholarship to licensed or ordained pastors. Some churches provide tuition assistance to members of their congregation.  To find out if your church participates in this program, contact your church office or HMS Director of Marketing & Enrollment, Melissa Beidler. 

Scholarship applications are due to the school office by April 15. Applications will be accepted after that date as scholarship funds are available. Scholarship award letter and tuition payment information are mailed in May.

For scholarship applications and more information about the scholarship program and your family, contact Melissa Beidler, Director of Enrollment at 354-7100 x1002 or mbeidler@hmsk8.org

 

Funding

HMS scholarships are funded primarily through the Education Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit.  These are state of Pennsylvania tax credits available to incorporated businesses, partners in a partnership or limited liability companies.

These businesses can received up to a 100% tax credit against their PA income tax for contributions made to a qualifying scholarship fund.

Many local business owners have made generous contributions benefiting the HMS Scholarship program.

For more information about how your business can participate in this program, contact Jody Fausnight, Director of Advancement at 717-354-7100 x1005 or jfausnight@hmsk8.org. 

For the 2012/13 school year approximately $185,000 in scholarships were awarded to HMS families:

  • Over 65% of families received scholarships
  • Families received from $250 - $6,000 in scholarships awards to offset the cost of tuition