The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund believes that parents know the best way to help their children find success. We believe that every child is unique and that every child learns differently. Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Most will thrive in their assigned neighborhood school. However, there are some children who will need a different learning environment to reach his or her potential Alabama Opportunity Scholarship. It’s about giving children the tools to help them succeed. Sometimes that means attending another public school in a different neighborhood or a private school Alabama Opportunity Scholarship.
Eligibility of Alabama Opportunity Scholarship
All families must meet the Scholarship Income Guidelines to be eligible to receive an AOSF scholarship. Consult the chart to the right for eligibility information.
Awards are distributed on a first come, first served basis and in compliance with the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA). The AAA requires scholarship granting organizations to give priority to students as follows:
- A student zoned for a “failing school”, whether or not they are currently enrolled in a public or private school. Only 25% of all scholarships can be awarded to students continuously enrolled in a private school during the previous school year. Click HERE to view the Department of Education’s list of failing schools.
- A public school student not zoned for a “failing school”. By law, scholarships may not be awarded to students zoned to a non-failing school until July 31st of each school year.
- A private school student not zoned for a “failing school”. Only 25% of all scholarships can be awarded to students continuously enrolled in a private school during the previous school year. By law, scholarships may not be awarded to students zoned to a non-failing school until July 31st of each school year.
AOSF was created to empower low-income parents to choose what is best for their child.
Parents apply directly with AOSF, which assures full compliance with the law. Awards are distributed on a first come, first served basis with priority given to renewal students and new students zoned for and attending a “failing” public school Parents can choose from any of the schools on the Participating Schools list. Parents may apply to any school, however the child must meet any requirement the school has.
Required Documents for Alabama Opportunity Scholarship
The required documents for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:
- If you are renewal family currently on scholarship, you will need:
- A Verification of Alabama Public School Assign Form (SAF)
- An Application Signature Page (SP)
- An Alabama State Income Tax Return
- If you have not filed a 2017 Alabama State Income Tax Return and are not required to file you may provide:
- A Statement of Non-Filing (SNF)
- All forms of income (which may include but is not limited to: W2, 1099, Profit & Loss, Unemployment Compensation, Child Support Documentation)
- Statement of No Wages (NW)
- If you are new family that has not received the scholarship before, you will need all of the above items, as well as:
- Your child’s Birth Certificate
- Your child’s 2016-2017 End of Year (Full-Year) Report Card
How to Apply for Alabama Opportunity Scholarship
The 2018-2019 Scholarship Application Season has closed for Renewal Applicants.
General Scholarship Applicants
With over a thousand families having applied, the scholarship application for New Applicants has considerably exceeded its maximum capacity and is now closed for the 2018-2019 school year.