Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) will pay 100%* of the tuition charges for Ohio state-assisted colleges and universities. For approved private or proprietary degree-granting institutions of higher education, the program will pay 100% of the average tuition charges of state universities. ONGSP is not available for courses not applicable to or leading to an Associate or the member's first Baccalaureate degree with an exception of diploma-granting nursing programs. The program is limited to a total of 96 accumulative units which requires a 6 year enlistment or 48 units for a 3 year enlistment.

ONGSP scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students who are actively enrolled in at least three (3) credit hours or more of coursework. Accumulation of eligibility units is based on actual attendance.

Participants must meet and maintain all military training requirements and the terms of their enlistment obligation. If the members fails to meet the terms of their enlistment obligation, they will be liable to repay the state for a pro-rated amount of tuition paid on their behalf.

Education Units Usage by Term

Credit hours attended          Eligibility units per Semester           Eligibility units per Quarters

12 or More hours                        12 units                                               8 units

9 to 11 hours                                 9 units                                                6 units

6 to 8 hours                                   6 units                                                4 units

3 to 5 hours                                   3 units                                                2 units

Tuition payments for Private Institutions:

12 or more credit hours:  $ 4,793.00                                

11 or less credit hours:  $ 397.00 per credit hour

* All Payments will be made directly to the institution


Enrollment Process

Log in to the new Ohio National Guard Scholarship Website, http://www.ong.ohio.gov/scholarship_index.html.
(You must use a Common Access Card (CAC) card to register and log on to the ONGSP Website. Ensure you have a functioning CAC reader for your home computer or access to a government computer to use the ONGSP Website.)

All current Ohio National Guard Members must initiate their profile on the ONGSP website by clicking the red Register button (in the top right corner of the ONGSP.Ohio.gov home page)

Once you have updated your profile information, you may proceed to APPLY for the current term by clicking the APPLY NOW link. Deadlines are as follows:


Fall Semester/Quarter                              

Spring Semester/Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter 

Summer Semester/Quarter

July 1

November 1

February 1         

April 1

 Additional information available at http://www.ong.ohio.gov/scholarship_index.html