School voucher applications open

Posted February 3, 2014 2:31 p.m. EST

Beginning Monday, North Carolina parents can apply for state-sponsored scholarships to help send their children to private or religious school. The "Opportunity Scholarships" are the Tar Heel state's first foray into student vouchers.

Applications are available online, and the deadline is Feb. 25. Recipients will be chosen at random from the applicant pool and will be notified on March 3. 

Apply: NC Opportunity Scholarships