How does it work?
The Opportunity Scholarship is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
Each year, a number of scholarship applicants are selected to participate in the program.
Once you are selected, the scholarship will:
Does your child meet student eligibility?
Eligibility is handled in 2 phases
Your child meets phase one requirements if they:
Any one of the following could lead to phase 2 eligibility:
- They received an Opportunity Scholarship last year
- They were a full-time student attending a NC public
school or Department of Defense school in NC
last spring semester
- They are entering kindergarten or 1st grade
- They are in foster care
- They were adopted within the last year
Chances are your income is eligible for the $4,200 scholarship award.
For a couple making less than ~$60,000/yr, you could be eligible for ~$7,560 in scholarship awards towards 2 children.
This table depicts a full breakdown of scholarship award levels depending on income.
|Maximum Household Gross Income|
|# In household||To receive full tuition
up to $4,200
|To receive 90% of tuition|
Tell me about participating schools
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship has over 400 participating nonpublic schools across the state.
- Featured School: The Daniel Academy
- Location: Concord
- Grades: K4-12
How do I apply?
NCSEAA is now accepting applications!
Applications for 2019-2020 open in February. The NCSEAA accepts all applications through their website. Enter your name and email below if you’d like to be contacted with more information
The Opportunity Scholarship application for 2020-2021 are open.
The NCSEAA accepts all applications through their website.
Complete the form below if you would like someone to contact you with more information.