Applications for the Louisiana Department of Education scholarship program are being accepted for the 2023-2024 school year. Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley said students can receive scholarships to attend a participating private school.
“These families would have to have a child who was entering kindergarten or in a public school that is rated C, D, or F. They could apply to be part of the scholarship program and then use those dollars to go to a non-public school,” said Brumley.
The household income for eligible students must not exceed 250% of the federal poverty level. Brumley said the program allows parents more freedom in choosing their child’s educational journey.
“We believe in empowering families to make choices in terms of their kid’s educational environment. So, this scholarship program funded through legislative appropriation, provides families the opportunity if they qualify,” said Brumley.
Brumley said 136 schools and approximately 6,000 students participate in the scholarship program.
“We’ve been able to receive additional funding and do our best to clear a waiting list for the program. I would just encourage families and to see if that can turn into a scholarship for their child,” said Brumley.
The online application can be found at LouisianaBelieves.com and the deadline to apply is January 27th.
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