For Parents

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) awards need-based annual scholarships to eligible District children to attend a participating private D.C. elementary, middle, or high school of their parent’s choice.


The application cycle runs from September to April/May. Learn more about applying for a scholarship. 

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Find a Participating Private School 

Searching for a private school? Find a school that will meet your child’s unique needs.

Find a School 

For school year 2020-21, individual scholarship awards are up to $13,742 for high school and up to $9,161 for elementary and middle school. Opportunity Scholarships may be used at any of the schools participating in the program and can be used to pay for tuition, uniforms, books, and other school-related fees (up to the annual maximum scholarship award). You must apply separately and be accepted to the participating school you choose in order to use the scholarship.

The OSP Program Team will assist you at every step of the application process. Whether it is helping you complete your child’s scholarship application, understanding the requirements for the program, or assisting you to find a great school for your child –the OSP Program Team is here to assist you!