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 Program is the subject of lawsuits now pending before the North Carolina Supreme Court. The Opportunity Scholarship Program staff has been authorized to prepare for the 2015-16 school year but cannot disburse funds without further order of the Court.

Current Opportunity Scholarship recipients (2014-15) should log on to the Opportunity Scholarship Portal to complete a renewal application. To apply for the Opportunity Scholarship for the first time, complete an Opportunity Scholarship New Student Application. Students who have not received an Opportunity Scholarship are new students, even if a sibling is already an Opportunity Scholarship recipient.

The priority deadline for renewal and new applications is March 1, 2015. For full details, read the Opportunity Scholarship Program Overview and the Frequently Asked Questions.



New Program Overview


Current List of Nonpublic Schools

Household Income Worksheet

New Opportunity Scholarship FAQ

Information for Nonpublic Schools

2014-2015 Opportunity Scholarship Applicants by County


Contact Information:

Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)

Email: OpportunityScholarships@ncseaa.edu

Fax: 919-248-4687