Ohio National Guard makes College 100 percent possible

AT A GLANCE: The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

  • Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly the program provides 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 or eight (8) full-time semesters.
  • Participants must commit to and/or complete a 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 3 years 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 DD214 and a notarized 3 year waiver form along with their application. Prior Service participants are only eligible for six (6) quarters or four (4) semesters of scholarship assistance.
  • Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their unit 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.

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 at ongsp dot org