NC Opportunity Scholarship 2015-16

What is the Opportunity Scholarship Act?

The Opportunity Scholarship Act allows students in Kindergarten through 12th to attend participating private schools.  Families whose income is under a certain limit are eligible to recieve Opportunity Scholarships up to $4,200 per student per year.  A limited number of scholarships are available. 

If you are aware of any family with a student (currently attending a public school) that may be interested in transferring to OLPH, please pass along this information.


  • Students who are currently enrolled in a private school (including OLPH) are not eligible.
  • Families may begin applying online on February 1, 2015

North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program

OLPH School will participate in the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program.  We are listed with the state by our full name Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, Rocky Mount. 

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To be eligible your child must meet ONE of the following requirements:


  • Received an Opportunity Scholarship during the 2014-15 school year.
  • Was a full-time student assigned to and attending a public school for the spring 2015 semester.
  • Is entering Kindergarten or First Grade in 2015-16.
  • Is a child in foster care.
  • Is a child who was adopted within the last year.
If you meet one of the above requirements, please check the chart below to determine if your family is eligible.


Persons in household Maximum Household Income Maximum Household Income
*Household can in clude anyone residing in the same household as you.  For example, this could mean a grandmother or aunt residing in your residence. For $4,200 per school year For 90% of the school's tuition and fees or $4,200, whichever is less
2 $29,471 $39,196
3 $37,167 $49,431
4 $44,863 $59,667
5 $52,559 $69,903
6 $60,255 $80,138
7 $67,951 $90,374
8 $75,647 $100,610
How to apply:


  • You can apply online from February 1, 2015 –February 28, 2015 at
  • You must report the 2014 annual income for all household members.
  • You will be entered into a lottery. All have an equal chance of being selected.
In addition:


The NC State Supreme Court will hear this case in February and rule on whether this program will continue or not. Please contact Debbie Haggerty with questions: 252 972-1971 or                      


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Paquete de Informacion

Please click on the link below for details and more information about eligibility.
Click here for NC Opportunity Scholarship Info. Packet

To apply online from Feburary 1, 2015 - Feburary 28, 2015,

Click on the link below



NC Opportunity Scholarship FAQ's


  • Why is it Needed?
  • What are the Benefits?
  • Who Qualifies?
  • What are the Program Safeguards?


Click the Link Below to find the Answers to these Questions

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Click Here for Information on NC Opportunity Scholarship Benefits