Opportunity Scholarship Program

                     The Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $4,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school.

The Opportunity Scholarship application for 2016-17 has closed and will not reopen. Funds allocated from the General Assembly for 2016-17 have been used to award students based on the eligible applications already received. From applications received by the end of May, 2,000 eligible students are on the waitlist. Applications received in June and July will not be reviewed unless awards become possible.

The Opportunity Scholarship application for 2017-18 will open on February 1, 2017.

Program Overview Contact Information:
Frequently Asked Questions   Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)
Opportunity Scholarship Student Portal   Email: OpportunityScholarships@ncseaa.edu
Current List of Nonpublic Schools   Fax: 1-919-248-4687
Program Rules
Household Income Eligibility Guidelines
Household Income Worksheet
Opportunity Scholarship Data
Opportunity Scholarship Statute