Frequently Asked Questions

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) has provided frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions, please Contact Us.

How much are the scholarship awards for school year 2017-18?

  • Up to $12,679 for high school students and;
  • Up to $8,452 for elementary and middle school students

How do I apply?

Parents/Guardians need to submit an application online at  Applications are accepted between October and April.

What documents are accepted to prove my students eligibility?

View a list of acceptable documents at Documents Library. The Data Team will review all documents submitted through your family portal.

When will I receive notification of my students scholarship eligibility?

Once all additional documents are submitted and accepted, your students eligibility will be displayed on your family portal

Does my scholarship rollover to the next school year?

Your scholarship does not automatically rollover to the next year. You must renew every school year for your child’s scholarship, although renewals will be granted, provided you still meet the income and residency requirements. 

Can I use my scholarship for another child?

The scholarship may only be used for the child for whom the scholarship was awarded.

Can I use my scholarship outside of the District of Columbia?

While other states have similar programs, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship may only be used within the District of Columbia at a participating private school.