Opportunity Scholarship Information & Deadline

Hope Preparatory School is a proud recipient of the Opportunity Scholarship Program. “The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) was born out of an ideology that families in our state should have access to the school that best fits their child’s needs, regardless of their zip code or income” (pefnc.org). Established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2013, OSP has now served thousands of families and students from across North Carolina since 2014 through a private school scholarship worth up to $6,492 a year, providing tuition assistance to ensure low-income and working-class families who are eligible for the program can obtain equal access to the school of their choice. The program, according to moms like Charlonda Brown from Goldsboro, has been “life-changing” for her family.

The Opportunity Scholarship Program
​The new student application opens February 1, 2023. The Priority Window closes March 1, 2023. The application will remain open until August 31, 2023 for students to be considered for the full 2023-24 school year, as funds remain available. However, please note that funds may be exhausted after the March 1st deadline due to the high application rate. To begin the process, click here.

Hope Preparatory School Information
​The Opportunity Scholarship may cover approximately 80% of Hope Prep tuition for eligible students. There are other internal scholarships available to ensure that cost does not prohibit any qualified student from attending Hope Prep.

The Opportunity Scholarship application will ask you to list your school of choice. You may list Hope Preparatory School; however, all prospective students must still go through the entire HPS Admissions process prior to admittance. Please email Claire Valliere at cvalliere@hopeprepschool.org and let her know that you have applied for the Opportunity Scholarship and what grade you would desire to apply for if granted the scholarship. She will inform you of next steps and seat availability.

Useful Links and Information for Families
Families should visit the NCSEAA Website to view information regarding the NC K12 Programs.

Guides for the following can be found on the NCSEAA Website:
K12 Programs: Eligibility Requirements
K12 Parents: MyPortal Getting Started Guide

Families with questions about the Opportunity Scholarship application process are encouraged to contact Claire Valliere at cvalliere@hopeprepschool.org or NCSEAA at OpportunityScholarships@ncseaa.edu.