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Opportunity: New Scholarship Families

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Congratulations on being selected to receive an Opportunity Scholarship!

To begin managing your student’s scholarship, you will need to log into your MyPortal account. Visit the Program Guide for instructions on how to choose a school, complete income verification if required and pay the school.

Getting Started


MyPortal is your one-stop source for managing your student’s Opportunity Scholarship.

The purpose of the MyPortal Guide for Parents is to provide step-by-step instructions to guide parents through important steps of the award process, including how to:

  • create an account
  • complete an application
  • check a student’s eligibility status
  • check/complete required tasks
  • select/change your active school
  • upload documents
  • review notifications
  • update your email address


Accept or Decline Your Award

You will have 60 days to accept or decline the award in MyPortal. For assistance on how to accept or decline an award see the short video provided below. The slide tutorial “After an Award: What are the next steps?” contains instructions on how to respond to an award offer, choose a school, complete income verification, and pay the school.



Video: How to Accept an Award


Slide Tutorial:

After an Award: What are the next steps? 

Income Verification

The Opportunity Scholarship Program wants to help families complete the Income Verification process if required. If you are selected for Income Verification, use these recommendations for the quickest Income Verification process.


Prior Public-School Enrollment

To qualify for the Opportunity Scholarship program, all students entering 3rd-12th grade must have attended a North Carolina public school or Department of Defense school as a full-time student: during spring 2023 or for the 2021 – 2022 school year and attended a direct payment school for 2022 – 2023.  *Please refer to our Prior Public-School Enrollment webpage for a list of possible exceptions & more information.


Additional Questions?

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

1-855-763-5333 (Login Help toll-free)


Don’t forget to accept or decline your scholarship offer by the deadline in MyPortal.