Louisiana Scholarship Program

Louisiana offers three scholarship programs that enable families to send their children to nonpublic schools of their choice.

Louisiana Scholarship Program

The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) is designed to provide students with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and must either be entering kindergarten or be enrolled in a public school with a C, D, F, or T letter grade during the year in which they apply.

The program was launched in 2008 in New Orleans with approximately 600 students and was expanded statewide in 2012.

The Louisiana Legislature allocates funding for the Scholarship program. Participating schools receive a per-student award equal to the school’s tuition, student fees, and associated state testing costs up to the amount allocated per-student to the local school system in which the student resides.

How to apply

The application for 2023-2024 Louisiana Scholarship Program is now closed.

See a list of participating scholarship schools throughout the state.

For more information, please contact the Office of School Choice at studentscholarships@la.gov.