Breaking Records & Helping with School Searches

The Opportunity Scholarship Program shows overwhelming demand!

We witnessed an incredible demand for the newly expanded Opportunity Scholarship program this year!

  • In February 2023, a total of 11,617 applications were completed and sent to SEAA.
  • For the application cycle of 2024, 31,603 applications were completed within the first five days of the month alone! 
  • In total, nearly 72,000 families applied in February 2024.

The priority application period for the 2024-2025 ESA+ and Opportunity Scholarship programs has closed. Families who applied for scholarships will be notified of their award status beginning in April. If you would like to be notified if the application reopens, join NCSEAA’s email notification list. 

Mike Long, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina: 

“We anticipated an incredible surge in applications for the Opportunity Scholarship Program based on what we heard from parents, families, and school communities since the eligibility expansion was passed by the state legislature last year.”

For a detailed article on the Opportunity Scholarship application numbers, read the following article by Keung Hui at The News & Observer: More than 70,000 NC families want a new private school voucher. Who will get one?

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We traveled the state, participating in nearly 80 parent meetings and interacted with 4,000 parents during the application cycle. We were so grateful to have the opportunity to meet you. If you attended one of our sessions or were assisted by one of our Parent Liaisons, share your experience with us! 

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A special thank you to Heidy Gomez, a member of our Parent Liaison Team who shares information about the Opportunity Scholarship Program to Spanish speaking families.

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