Military Service Center

SFC Schory Portrait

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Coordinator

The Military Service Center is happy to assist you with any basic questions regarding your Ohio National Guard Scholarship; however, approval for the scholarship is through your assigned unit.  For more information, visit the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Coordinator in Rocket Hall Room 1529A.

Ohio National Guard Scholarship

Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio National Guard Scholarship program provides 100% tuition to Army and Air Guard members attending a two- or four- year public college or university for up to (12) full-time quarters or eight (8) full-time semesters. An equivalent amount that is the average state university tuition charge can be applied toward the costs at a private, proprietary institution. 

  • Participants must commit to and/or complete a six-year enlistment in the Ohio Guard. New enlistees must complete basic training and obtain a military job skill to qualify for a scholarship. Waivers are available for those who have a delay of 90 days or more between enlistment and basic training or basic training and their AIT/AFSC training. Also, initial applicants who are prior service enlistees and can show evidence of at least 3 years of Active Duty service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may use the program with a 3 year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard. They must send a DD214 and a notarized 3 year waiver form along with their application. Prior Service participants are only eligible for six (6) quarters or four (4) semesters of scholarship assistance.

  • Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their unit drills; excessive absenteeism is cause for discharge from the Ohio National Guard. In such cases, Ohio law provides for recoupment of a pro-rated amount of the tuition paid plus interest.

  • It is the responsibility of the National Guard student to complete all the necessary scholarship paperwork with their respective unit. After the initial application for the ONG scholarship has been made, all future applications may be done online at Current application deadlines for the Ohio National Guard Scholarship are: 

    • July 1 for Fall semester
    • November 1 for Spring semester
    • April 1 for Summer semester
  • The University of Toledo's Ohio National Guard Scholarship coordinator is SFC Michael Blessing. He can be reached at the following:

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Blessing
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Coordinator
2801 West Bancroft Street, Mail Stop 343
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Rocket Hall Room 1529A
419.530.1394 (office)
419.464.6962 (mobile)

  • You may also contact the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Office at 614.336.7143   


Last Updated: 11/1/19