Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Educational Units am I entitled to, and how do they correspond to Credit Hours?
When can I start applying for my Ohio National Guard Scholarship?
Can I continue my Scholarship Benefit if I am discharged before I use all of my Educational Units?
Former ONG Members who have completed their Ohio National Guard enlistment obligation with an honorable discharge may continue their Scholarship Program benefit for the time they were unable to attend school due to deployment.
Ohio National Guard Members who missed, or could have missed, an academic term(s) as a result of their call into Active Duty may be eligible to continue their scholarship benefit under the Latta amendment. You must submit the appropriate forms to determine how many units and terms (if any) are available to you.
Can I use the ONGSP for continuing education courses?
The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program is for undergraduate degree programs only. ONG members who already possess a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the Scholarship Program. However, possession of prior credits or even an associate’s degree does not affect eligibility. ONG Participants must enroll in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree-granting program at a participating school in Ohio. (Nursing Diploma Programs may qualify – contact the Scholarship Office for verification).
Are Active Guard/Reserve Members eligible for the Scholarship Program?
AGR Members who fall into the categories may be eligible to apply for the ONGSP:
Do I need to apply for a scholarship each term?
Yes, Participants MUST apply for each term he/she intends to attend by the appropriate deadline. Members will apply on-line through their ONGSP Account at ONGSP.org.
I don't see the Term that I want to apply for on the web site.
Applications are accepted for the upcoming term only. If you want to apply for a future term, you must wait until the previous term's deadline has passed. See Application Deadline page for exact dates.
Can I apply for a scholarship to two schools during the same term?
Yes. ONGSP participants can receive tuition assistance while attending two schools during the same term. However, if each school bills separately the participant must be enrolled for a minimum of three credit hours at each school. If one school has a consortium with another school so that all expenses will be billed through one school the combined total must be at least three credit hours.
Is Tuition Assistance available for Part-Time participants?
Yes. Part-time students are eligible, as long as they maintain a minimum of three credit hours per academic term. NOTE: The maximum of 96 lifetime Educational Units is based on full-time status. See Educational Unit Conversion Chart to understand how attending part-time will effect your available units.
Can I submit an application for a term in which the deadline has passed?
If extenuating circumstances cause you to miss an Application Deadline, you will need to follow your chain of command with a written explanation substantiating late submission to request acceptance. Applications received after the deadlines are approved on a case by case basis.
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ONGSP Benefits for:
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/.
Please contact the ONGSP office Toll Free at 1-888-400-6484 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any difficulties with the new application process.