Nevada Opportunity Scholarships – How They Work

Nevada’s Opportunity Scholarship program supported 1,459 eligible students during the 2019-20 school year. The scholarships were used by students from lower-income households to attend K-12 private schools across Nevada.  The average scholarship awarded was $5,859.  Since Nevada spent on average $10,3oo per public school student last year (all revenue sources, Legislative Counsel Bureau fiscal analysis, 8/9/19, the Opportunity Scholarship Program produced savings to the state of over $6.5 million.