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Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

What is it?

The Ohio War Orphan & Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict.


Is there a deadline?

The application deadline is May 15th of every year. A complete application MUST be received or postmarked by May 15th in order to be considered for the scholarship for the following academic year. 


Who is eligible?

To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be an Ohio resident and enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at an eligible Ohio college or university. Applicants must apply between the ages of 16 and 24.


How much aid is available?

Scholarship benefits cover a portion of instructional and general fee charges at two and four-year public institutions and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities. The benefits are determined each year based on the number of eligible applications.


How do I apply?

Application is made to the Ohio Department of Higher Education, State Grants and Scholarships Department.


More information, and the scholarship application, are available on the Ohio Department of Higher Education website.