What is Pay it Forward?

Pay it Forward Scholarships provides scholarships for private pre-K through 12th grade students to attend any accredited private school in Georgia. Our mission is to give parents the freedom to choose the best educational environment for their child.  

Each year, Pay it Forward Scholarships has access to 58 million dollars in tax credits to distribute to Georgia tax payers who donate a scholarship to any private Pre-K through 12 school of their choice in Georgia. In addition to a dollar-for-dollar Georgia state tax credit, donors will also receive a federal charitable deduction equal to their federal income tax rate.


Pay it Forward Scholarships divides any scholarship funds available for your school equally among all approved scholars.

The deadline to apply for a 2019 Pay it Forward Scholarship is December 31, 2018.

The deadline to reserve a 2019 Georgia Qualified Education Expense Tax Credit through Pay it Forward is December 31, 2018