What is the Louisiana Scholarship Program?

The publicly funded Louisiana Scholarship Program is designed to provide students with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice. Student applicants are eligible to receive state-funded scholarships to enroll in participating nonpublic schools.

How to Apply (2022-2023 School Year)

What are the eligibility requirements?

In order to be eligible to receive a scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your child must be a resident of Louisiana.
  • Your child must be entering grade K-12.
  • Your child must have attended a “C,” “D,” or “F” school in the previous school year OR be entering kindergarten for the first time.
  • Your income must not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.

The following documents are accepted for RESIDENCY verification:

  • Rental lease agreement or mortgage
  • Telephone Bill (must be a landline)
  • Sewerage/Water Bill
  • Homestead Exemption Notice
  • Electricity/Gas Bill
  • Cable/Internet Service Bill
  • Current Official Letter from a Government Agency (DSS, DHH, DCFS)
  • Property Tax Notice

The following documents are accepted for INCOME verification:

  • Most recent Federal Tax Return, total income
  • Most recent unemployment compensation statement
  • Most recent pension statements
  • Most recent Social Security benefits statement for parent/guardian
  • SNAP Benefits
  • DCFS placement form (foster children only)

Learn more:

Louisiana Department of Education Louisiana Scholarship Program Family FAQ

Contact Louisiana Federation for Children: