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Opportunity Scholarships could make private school an option for your family!

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Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2024

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Opportunity Scholarships could make private school an option for your family!

The Opportunity Scholarship Program provides annual scholarships for tuition and fees at an eligible private school. This program was established in 2013 and allows families to access the best education for their child’s needs. 

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, ALL NC K-12 STUDENTS are eligible, regardless of income or prior public school enrollment. The application for the 2024-25 school year will open on February 1, 2024. New student applications submitted from February 1 through March 1 will be awarded in the amounts below, to the extent funding remains available.

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Award Tier 1

$7,468

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Award Tier 2

$6,722

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Award Tier 3

$4,480

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Award Tier 4

$3,360

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Scholarship Calculator

A student’s scholarship amount is based on Award Tier. Fill out the form to calculate which Award Tier you may be eligible for and see your estimated scholarship amount.

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Apply for the OSP

Applications will be accepted through the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority website beginning February 1, 2024. Applications submitted between February 1 through March 1 will receive priority consideration. After March 1, applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

You must officially apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through MyPortal beginning February 1. It is important to set up your MyPortal Account today to prepare for the application opening.

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