Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is now accepting scholarship application for the undergraduate students of Ohio. The scholarship program awards for 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. The benefits of this program may be used only for undergraduate study. 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 Ohio Department of Higher Education is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state.


• To receive War Orphans Scholarship benefits, a student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree at an eligible Ohio college or university
• Ohio residency is required
• Applicants must be under the age of 25

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can download the application form through the given link:


Supporting Documents:

• Attach a copy of war service record. Do not submit originals.
• Attach copy of Veteran’s Administration disability rating if applicable. Do not submit originals.
• If you have attended college, include a copy of your current grade point average.

Submitting Details:

The completed form and required documents must be mailed to:

Amber Brady, War Orphans Scholarship Board,
Ohio Board of Regents,
Office of Financial Aid,
25 South Front St., Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

Award Amount:

Students attending Public Institutions will be funded 100% of tuition and general fees, and students attending private institutions will receive an annual award amount of $5,667 for the year.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is July 1 of each year.

Link for More Information:


Contact Information:

For more information, contact Amber Brady at (614) 752-9528 or abrady-at-highered.ohio.gov.


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