North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship and ESA+ Priority Applications Close March 1, 2024

Submit your Opportunity or ESA+ Scholarship application(s) by March 1! Incomplete applications will not be included in the scholarship lottery.   For further assistance visit MyPortal Frequently Asked Questions or call: 855-330-3955, M-Th (8am-6pm), F (8am-5pm). *Extended hours Thursday, 2/29 until 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 3/1 until 6:00 p.m.
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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 a deadline to accept or decline your student’s award in MyPortal. If you have multiple children who received an award offer, you must respond to each separately.  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.


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.