TO: LAMS Patrons FROM: Ken Fry, Administrator DATE: February 20, 2009 SUBJECT: 2009-2010 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS BACKGROUND: The Commonwealth of PA enacted legislation in 2001 permitting businesses to contribute scholarship funds for nonpublic schools in lieu of paying certain state taxes. LAMS is very grateful for the generosity of the local business community in supporting these scholarship funds and designating them for LAMS. GUIDELINES: The LAMS Board of Trustees has raised the eligibility guidelines to equitably distribute the funds based on financial need. A family of four may have an annual income of $75,000 and remain eligible for a scholarship. (Each additional dependent family member deducts $3,000 from the adjusted gross income. Less income allows families to receive a higher scholarship, based on a percentage of their individual tuition costs to LAMS.) TUITION FOR 2009-2010: • Kindergarten $2,300 • Kindergarten Enhancement $ 300 • K plus one child 1-8 $6,352 • One child 1-8 $4,049 • Two children 1-8 $7,535 • Three children K-8 $9,191 • M.S. Charge - 1 child $ 500 • M.S. Charge – 2 or more children $ 690 INSTRUCTIONS: Each family who chooses to apply for a scholarship should complete the following: 1. Application for Tuition Aid – one per family 2. Exhibit A-1 Application for Scholarship – one per student 3. Note: Estimate how many students will enroll next year, including new kindergartners 4. Include a photocopy of your 2008 Federal Tax Form 1040. The application will not be accepted without copies of the 2008 tax return. Please attach a note if there have been unusual changes in income for the 2008 year or changes in your income for 2009, such as job loss, cutback in hours, other unusual expenses, etc. Return these papers to the LAMS office to “ATTN: Ken Fry” All information will be kept confidential. Call Ken Fry at 626-9551 if you have any questions.