Ohio War Orphan Scholarship

The Ohio War Orphans 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. To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university. Ohio residency is required.

Applicants must be under the age of 25. Scholarship benefits cover all instructional and general fee charges at two- and four-year public colleges and universities and a portion of these charges at eligible private colleges and universities.


Application is made to the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department. Applications are available from the Ohio Board of Regents/State Grants and Scholarships Department thru the mail or, online, and also at high school guidance offices, veteran’s service offices, and college financial aid offices.

The application deadline is July 1 of each year.