About the Scholarship

The children of the veteran who are deceased or severely injured while serving the country at a time of conflict or war of the state of Ohio are given financial assistance through the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship.

The financial aid offered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education provides support and encouragement to those students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a private or public non-profit university or college for postsecondary education.


Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship amount and number of awards vary every year depending upon the funding received from the Ohio General Assembly.

  • The scholarship can be used for 5 consecutive years until the completion of an undergraduate degree.

  • All applicants may receive the scholarship awards depending on the funding received by the scholarship committee.


Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Application

  • The parent of the applicant must be eligible by the criteria mentioned by the committee for the student to receive the scholarship.

  • The student must be eligible to receive the scholarship based on the selection criteria.

  • The applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 25.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Ohio prior to the application and must demonstrate a financial need.

  • The application form must be filled and duly signed by the parent and the applicant.


Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Application Deadline

The application form and the supporting documents must be completed and sent to the Department of Higher Education of the Ohio State before May 15th. No applications will be accepted past the deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be under the age of 25.

  • The applicant must be an Ohio resident.

  • The student must be a child of a disabled or a deceased veteran.
  • The applicant must be enrolled for a full-time undergraduate course.

  • The student must be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree program at an accredited institution in Ohio.