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Scholarship school classroomLouisiana 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 more than 130 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 already have – 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.

In 2014-2015, more than 13,000 students applied for a Scholarship and more than 7,600 students accepted a Scholarship and enrolled in a participating, state-approved private school. 131 nonpublic schools – nearly one-third of eligible schools – are participating in the program.

How Do I Apply?

  • 2016-2017 application period:

Main Round - Fall (New Orleans) | Winter (Statewide)

If you have questions or want additional information, please call 866.402.9947 or send us an email at LouisianaInquiry@federationforchildren.org.