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.

Please see the Louisiana Scholarship Program Application Guide for more information on the application process, eligibility for the program, and frequently asked questions.

The Office of School Choice will be hosting a LSP Site Registration Webinar for Parents on April 20th at 2 p.m. The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Award Notifications
  • Accepting a Scholarship Award
  • Transferring a Scholarship Award
  • Declining a Scholarship Award

Parents can access the webinar using this link: https://ldoe.zoom.us/j/93717548403

To see a list of participating scholarship participating schools throughout the state, please click here.

For the 2023-2024 school year, ALL parishes (including Orleans) will complete one online application through the Louisiana Department of Education.

If a family submits a complete application, they will receive notice of the determination of the scholarship in late April 2023.

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