Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)

Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program provides tuition up to $4,643.00 ($387.00 per credit hour) per trimester to Army and Air National Guard members attending a two- or four-year public or private college or university. The scholarship is available for up to eight full-time trimesters. Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their unit drills.

Step 1: Obtain and submit application

For each trimester you plan to attend, you must be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours to receive benefits. Obtain your application form and submit to the Adjutant General's Department by the following deadlines:

Summer: April 1st     Fall: July1st     *Winter: November 1st 

*Spring quarter approval, as posted on the ONG approval letter, falls within our Winter term course offerings

Step 2: Notify Franklin of your approval

If selected, you will receive an approval letter. Please provide a copy of your ONGSP approval letter to:  

Franklin University
Office of Military and Veteran Affairs
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
fax: 614.255.9514 or 1.800.549.1904

Questions? Contact the ONGSP by phone at 614.336.7032, toll free 1.888.400.6484.

Step 3:  Certifications

The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs will certify National Guard Scholarships five weeks after the beginning of the trimester based on current hours of enrollment

Attending more than one school using ONGSP?

You must complete the appropriate Ohio National Guard Student Contract, signed by both you and the other college or university (Host Institution), and return to Franklin University (Home Institution). This form must be completed and sent to Franklin for each term of enrollment.


  • Per instructions from the Ohio Board of Regents, OCOG payments should not be applied if you are receiving ONGSP that covers 100% of your tuition.  Therefore you are only eligible if your tuition charges exceed the amount ONGSP is paying.
  • The combination of the Post 9/11 and ONGSP must not exceed 100% of the tuition.
  • ONGSP will be applied to tuition first and then Post 9/11 GI Bill will be applied if there is a remaining balance.


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