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.

RENEWALS: Current recipients renew for the 2017-18 school year on each studentís Opportunity Scholarship Student Portal. Renew by March 1.

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NEW APPLICANTS: The application for 2017-18 is available: Opportunity Scholarship New Student Application (2017-18). All Opportunity Scholarship applications that meet the income eligibility criteria and are submitted by midnight on March 1, 2017 will be entered into a lottery. Recipients are randomly selected from that pool of applications. For more information about the Opportunity Scholarship, see the links below.

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