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. 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. 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.
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.
What documents do I need to apply?
How do I apply for the scholarship?
Do my children qualify for the scholarship?
Who should I contact about my application?
All families must meet the Scholarship Income Guidelines to be eligible to receive an AOSF scholarship. Consult the chart to the right for eligiblity 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:
The required documents for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows: