Ohio National Guard

Ohio National Guard Scholarship

  • Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly the program provides up to 100 percent tuition to Army and Air Guard members attending a two- or four- year public college or university. An equivalent amount that is the average state university tuition charge can be applied toward the costs at a private, proprietary institution.
  • The scholarship is available for up to twelve (12) full-time quarters, which equals up to $3205 each quarter.
  • Participants must commit to and/or complete six-year enlistment in the Ohio Guard. New enlistees must complete basic training and obtain a military job skill to qualify for a scholarship. Waivers are available for those who have a delay of 90 days or more between enlistment and basic training or basic training and their AIT/AFSC training. Also, initial applicants who are prior service enlistees and can show evidence of at least a 3 year of Active Duty service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may use the program with a 3 year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard. They must send a DD-214 and a notarized 3 year waiver form along with their application. Prior Service participants are eligible only for six (6) quarters or four (4) semesters of scholarship assistance.
  • Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their drills; excessive absenteeism is cause for discharge from the Ohio National Guard. In such cases, Ohio Law provides for recoupment of a pro-rated amount of the tuition paid plus interest.
  • Due to the ongoing state budget challenges, effective immediately the ONGSP will not accept late applications for the Ohio National Guard Scholarship.
  • University of Northwestern Ohio School Code: 39
  • You must use a Common Access Card (CAC) to register and log onto the ONGSP Website: https://ongsp.ohio.gov
  • The suspense dates for enrollment into the Ohio National Guard Scholarship program are as follows:
College of Applied Technologies College of Business Application Deadline
January/February Session Winter Quarter November 1
March/May Session Spring Quarter February 1
June/August Session Summer Quarter April 1
October/November Session Fall Quarter July 1

For more information or to apply, contact the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Office by phone at (614) 336-7032 or toll-free 1-888-400-6484, or by e-mail at: ongsp@ongsp.org