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Opportunity Scholarship

Opportunity Scholarship, 2021-22

Please note: Important Updates for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.



The Opportunity Scholarship is a program that helps families who make below a certain amount of income pay tuition at participating nonpublic (private) schools.

  • Covers tuition and fees
  • Awards up to $4,200 per year ($2,100 per student per semester)

Do I qualify?

If both these statements are true, visit Interested to learn about all the eligibility requirements:

  • My child attends a North Carolina public school or will attend one the Spring semester before the scholarship would begin (see eligibility requirements for exceptions to prior public school requirement).
  • My family meets the income requirements

Need More Information?

Choose from one of the following:


Learn how to apply

New Scholarship Families

Find out next steps after getting a scholarship for the first time

Current Scholarship Families

Download forms and get help managing your current scholarship

School Personnel

Register a school or manage your school’s participation in the program

Opportunity Scholarship Data




Video: Getting Started With MyPortal



1-855-330-3955 (K12 Program staff toll-free)


Did you Know?

A child must attend a North Carolina public school for at least the Spring semester before they would begin using an Opportunity Scholarship (see exceptions to prior public school requirement).