Louisiana is one of the nation’s leaders in educational choice, with the strongest and most transparent academic and financial accountability measures. The Louisiana Scholarship Program allows parents to choose from one of 123 participating private schools that best fits their student’s needs.
Louisiana Scholarship Program
The Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers low-income families with the same opportunity as more affluent parents – the financial resources to send their child to the school of their choice.
Launched in 2008 in New Orleans, the Louisiana Scholarship Program, formally known as the Student Scholarships for Education Excellence Program, was expanded statewide in 2012.
During the current school year, more than 6,500 students accepted a Scholarship and enrolled in a participating, state-approved private school. 123 nonpublic schools – nearly one-third of eligible schools – currently participate in the program.
Apply for a Scholarship
Main Round Application Window: 2017 – 2018 School Year
The Main Round window to apply to attend a Louisiana Scholarship Program school located in Orleans Parish is now open. Click HERE to begin the application process.
- January 10th: Parents can begin applying for a Scholarship
- February 24th: Deadline for parents to apply for a Scholarship
- Month of April: Department mails and emails Main Round notification letters
Parental Satisfaction Survey
More than 93 percent of parents participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program say they are satisfied with every aspect of the program.
Click Here to View the Survey
If you have questions or want additional information, please call 866.402.9947 or send us an email at LouisianaInquiry@federationforchildren.org.