North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship

Amount: Up to $6,492. About: Administered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), the Opportunity Scholarship is an income-based tuition assistance program for families making below a certain income threshold. It aims to help qualifying families pay tuition and fees at participating nonpublic or private schools. The scholarship amount will be the lesser of 90% of the required tuition and fees or a designated amount for the academic year ($6,492 for the 2023-24 academic year). To qualify, families must meet the income requirement and their student must meet the following requirements: be at least 5 years old by August 31 or at least 4 by April 16 (and will be approved for kindergarten by the private school administrator), live in North Carolina, not have graduated high school, and not have been enrolled in a post-secondary institution full-time.
Eligible Grade Levels: Kindergarten Student, Grade 1 Student, Grade 2 Student, Grade 3 Student, Grade 4 Student, Grade 5 Student, Grade 6 Student, Grade 7 Student, Grade 8 Student, High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, High School Senior
Eligible Majors: Not applicable
Residency Requirement: North Carolina
Minimum GPA: No GPA requirement
Deadline: March 1 (annually) Please note that scholarship deadlines often change, so make sure to check the scholarship sponsor’s website for up-to-date deadlines.