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Interested in Opportunity Scholarship

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Please note Important Updates for the 2021-22 school year.

New students can continue to apply for spring 2022. The application remains open until December 31. ​

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Opportunity Scholarship. This is an income-based tuition assistance program that provides up to $4,200 per year for eligible students who enroll in a participating nonpublic (private) school. Scholarships are awarded by lottery.

An interactive checklist containing important deadlines is available for download as a pdf file.

Step 1:

Review the program requirements 

Step 2:

Check your income eligibility 

Step 3:

Set up a MyPortal Account

Video: Getting Started with MyPortal

Step 4:

Apply on MyPortal

Opportunity Scholarship applications are open now:

2021-2022 Application Dates

February 1 – March 1, 2021 (for priority consideration)

Apply by August 31, 2021 for consideration for a full-year award offer

Apply by December 31, 2021 for consideration for an award offer for the spring 2022 term only

When Will I Find Out If My Student Is Selected?

Families who applied on or before the priority application deadline of March 1, 2021 will be notified of an award offer early to mid-April.

Award offers to eligible students on applications received after the priority deadline will be made on a rolling basis provided funding remains available.

Program Overview (PDF, 29 pages, 987 KB)


Applying for an Opportunity Scholarship does not guarantee admission to a school. You must also complete the school’s application process.