The Opportunity Scholarship at MDS

The Opportunity School Act of 2013 created scholarships that allow students in grades K – 12 from low-income and working families to attend private schools that could help meet their educational needs. If your household meets certain income guidelines, you may be eligible to receive Opportunity Scholarships up to $4,200 per student per year.

To see if you qualify and what your next steps will be, visit School Choice North Carolina’s website at or call 1-855-752-4642.

For the 2018-19 school year, the application period is February 1st through March 1st, 2018. You can obtain an application on the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority’s Website at You can also call NCSEAA at 1-855-330-3955 for more information.