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 2024-2025 student application for the Louisiana Scholarship Program opens December 11, 2023.

  • A Parent LSP Application for 2024-2025 Webinar will be held on December 5th at 2 pm. This webinar will provide guidance on the application process for both new and continuing students.

  • All families (including Orleans Parish residents) who need to submit applications for the 2024-2025 school year must apply using the LDOE website.

  • New applicants, current Scholarship students who wish to transfer to another participating scholarship school for the upcoming year, and Scholarship students in a terminal grade will need to submit an application for the 2024-2025 school year.

Click here to view a list of the 2024-2025 Louisiana Scholarship Program Participating Schools (pending BESE Approval).

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