Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)


ONGSP.Ohio.gov  

Ohio National Guard Members
with a six-year enlistment

Eligible ONG Members in an active six-year or more enlistment with the Ohio National Guard (Includes Active Guard/Reserve) are awarded a lifetime maximum of 96 Educational Units (four years, full-time), of tuition assistance toward an undergraduate degree at a participating Ohio school during their enlistment.

Requirements for participation

  • ONG members must be currently serving and in good standing with the Ohio National Guard, with qualifying years in Ohio.

  • The ONGSP is available for undergraduate degree programs only.
    ONG Members who possess a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Scholarship Program.
    However, prior college credits or possession of an associate’s degree does not affect eligibility.

  • ONG Members must have Educational Units available in order to apply for a scholarship. Qualifying ONG Members are awarded a lifetime maximum of 96 Educational Units, regardless of reenlistments.

  • Scholarship applications are accepted during Member's ONG enlistment only. However, Members who deployed during their enlistment may apply to extend their benefit under the Latta Amendment.

Participant obligations

  • Enrollment:
    ONG Participant must enroll in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree-granting program at a participating school in Ohio. (Some Nursing Diploma Programs also qualify – contact the Scholarship Office for verification of the program before applying).

  • Applications:
    ONG Participants MUST submit a complete and accurate application for each term by the posted deadline. ONG Participants must apply for no less than three credit hours per application/school.

  • ONG Members are not eligible to receive a scholarship for the term during which their enlistment expires unless they have been deployed, in which case they may apply under the Latta Amendment.

Additional provisions

  • ONG Members may reenlist to expend their 96 lifetime Educational Units.

  • Enlisted Guard Members who receive ONG Scholarships and who are then commissioned as officers or warrant officers, may continue in the Scholarship Program, provided they complete the full term of their statutory service obligation of the enlistment that provided their eligibility for the program.eligibility for the program.

  • Enlistments prior to 1 April, 2012: Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program participants who do not complete their ONG enlistment obligation will be required, per Ohio Revised Code 5919.34, to repay the State of Ohio a pro-rated amount of tuition assistance expenditures plus interest (exception given to those who enlist in an active component of the armed forces, or are medically discharged or for death).

  • Enlistments after 1 April, 2012: Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Participants who do not complete their ONG enlistment obligation will be required, per Ohio Revised Code 5919.34, to repay the State of Ohio a pro-rated amount of tuition assistance expenditures plus interest (exception given for death, or Members who are medically discharged).  

Help for CAC problems
*ONGSP APPLICATION
To be used when the Soldier/ Airmen does not have a CAC, when the applicant has ETS'd or when applying for a late waiver

Scholarship Program HOME

ONGSP Benefits for:
Members with 6-year enlistment

Members with prior service
and 3-year enlistment

Members without prior service
but with 3- year enlistment

Former Members of ONG

Educational Unit Chart

List of Approved Schools

Deadlines

FAQs

If you are no longer a member of the Ohio National Guard and are applying for scholarship benefits, , please complete the hard copy ONGSP application (621-3) and upload it on the Safe Access File Exchange available at: https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe/.