Military Service Center

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

  • Before applying for the scholarship, you must create an account. This account will go under review. This review may take time it is recommended to create an account in advance. Visit the ONGSP document for step-by-step instructions on how to create an account. There is no longer a deadline for the scholarship. You may now apply until the deadline to drop/add classes without penalty. Your unit will still need to approve your ONGSP, apply in advance to prevent any issues. With the new system, you can apply for multiple semesters at once. You will be emailed 30 days prior to the start of the semester to confirm the application. You will be asked numerous questions to determine if you qualify for FTA and you will be provided with a link for FTA. In addition, you will be able to see your application status and when the payment has been submitted.

  • Visit the ONGSP application for more information

  • Visit the ONGSP document for step-by-step instructions on how to create an ONGSP application

  • Ohio National Guard and Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)

    Many Ohio National Guard members using ONGSP are unsure if they must apply for Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA). Presented here is a quick guide to determine if you are required to apply for FTA:

Ohio Air National Guard You are NOT required to apply for FTA while using ONGSP
Army National Guard
(I have not graduated AIT)
You are NOT required to apply for FTA
Army National Guard
(I have graduated AIT)
  • I am contracted in army ROTC
    (You are NOT required to apply for FTA)

The University of Toledo's Ohio National Guard Scholarship coordinator can be reached at the following:
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Coordinator
2801 West Bancroft Street, Mail Stop 343
Rocket Hall Room 1529A
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Last Updated: 7/10/23