The Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $4,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school.
All Opportunity Scholarship applications that meet the income eligibility criteria and are submitted by midnight on March 1st, 2018 will be entered into a lottery. Recipients are randomly selected from that pool of applications.
To receive an Opportunity Scholarship, a student must meet the criteria below:
The student must meet all of these four criteria:
1. Live in a household that meets the Income Eligibility Guidelines established by the Program;
2. Enroll in a participating nonpublic school in North Carolina;
3. Does not have a high school diploma; and
4. Be 5 on or before August 31st.
And the student must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Be assigned to and attend a North Carolina public school for the spring semester;
2. Have received an Opportunity Scholarship during the previous school year;
3. Will be entering kindergarten or the first grade;
4. Is a foster child; or
5. Has been adopted within the last year.
For more information, visit the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority website at http://www.ncseaa.edu/.
Diocese of Raleigh
The Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization offers tuition assistance to eligible students of African ancestry.