Mark Walker

From the office of:

Mark Walker

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Become a Cosponsor of the SOAR Reauthorization Act of 2019

Dear Colleague,

Please join us as a cosponsor of the SOAR Reauthorization Act of 2019, reauthorizing the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).

The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program offers low income students scholarships to attend participating elementary and secondary private schools throughout the District of Columbia. This vital program provides students with the best opportunity to succeed,
regardless of their income or socioeconomic status.

Since the program’s conception in 2004, over 10,701 students have been awarded Opportunity Scholarships, with
1,653 OSP students enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year.

The scholarship program is currently authorized through FY19, and this legislation will reauthorize the program for the next five years and include reforms to:

  • Update the accreditation process for participating schools to ensure students have access to the maximum number of quality educational institutions.
  • Improve the scholarship program’s evaluation structure, reducing costs and providing the most accurate results of students’ participation.

It is imperative that we enable all students with the best tools to succeed in our classrooms and this legislation will help us reach that goal.

If you have any questions or would like to become a cosponsor, please contact Sruthi Prabhu at


Mark Walker
Member of Congress

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