The Ohio Department of Higher Education is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting scholarship applications for the War Orphans Scholarship for Ohio Undergraduates.
If you meet the requirements for this scholarship, then waste no time in applying for the War Orphans Scholarship 2022 as this could be the opportunity you are waiting for.
Just take your time and go through this article, the World Scholarship Forum has arranged all the details you need to participate in the War Orphans Scholarship.
About War Orphans Scholarship
The War Orphans Process Tuition Assistance Scholarship Program Awards to 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 can only be used for undergraduate study. Scholarship benefits cover a portion of general tuition and tuition charges at public two- and four-year 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.
All You Need To Know About War Orphans Scholarship
Level/field of study
The War Orphans Scholarship can be used for undergraduate study only.
The War Orphans Scholarship 2022 is hosted in the United States. If you are an international student looking for scholarships to study in the United States of America, you can find them in the Study in the United States category.
You can also take a look at another study abroad scholarships available to you, regardless of where you come from.
The War Orphans Scholarship 2022 is open to citizens of the United States.
Students attending public institutions will receive 100% of general tuition and fees, and students attending private institutions will receive an annual award of $5,667 for the year.
Eligibility For War Orphans Scholarship 2022
The time needed: 30 minutes.
Interested candidates can download the application form here
- Backup documents:
Attach a copy of the war service record. Do not send originals.
Attach a copy of the Veterans Administration disability rating, if applicable. Do not send originals.
If you have attended college, please include a copy of your current GPA.
- Shipment details:
The completed form and required documents should be sent to:
Amber Brady, War Orphans Scholarship
Board, Ohio Board of Regents,
Office of Financial Aid,
25 South Front St., Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414.
Frequently Asked Questions by Financial Aid Administrators About the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program
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Can Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program benefits be used for graduate study?
No. The benefits of this program can only be used for undergraduate study.
What GPA must an Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program recipient maintain to remain eligible for benefits?
At the end of the first year of the program (two semesters or three quarters), recipients must establish a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. To maintain eligibility, they must maintain at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA for the remainder of their undergraduate studies. The exceptions once again for this are Freshman, Transfer, or First-Year Scholarship recipients.
How can Ohio War Orphans’ benefits be used?
These benefits can only be applied to general tuition and fees.
How many terms of eligibility does a student have under the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program?
Students can receive benefits that cover a maximum of 15 quarters or 10 semesters.
If I have already been receiving the War Orphans scholarship, do I need to reapply?
No, you would only need to complete the application once, unless your scholarship has not been used for more than one academic year.
How do I transfer institutions or update my information in the system?
Simply email the WOS Program Administrator your request from the institution you are transferring from and the institution you wish to transfer to and any other pertinent information that needs to be updated. Also, be sure to include your full name.
How can I know if my application was received and if I am eligible?
You can call or email the WOS Program Manager to make sure your application was received. Please note that as the application deadline approaches, it may take a few days to receive a response.
How can I find out if I am eligible?
The WOS Program Administrator will contact any student who has submitted their information by the May 15th Deadline to let them know if they are eligible or not. Award notifications will be emailed to the student in early August.
What if I am not eligible or my application is incomplete?
If the eligibility criteria are not met, the WOS Program Administrator will notify you of your ineligibility. If your application is incomplete, you will receive a request for additional information.
What documentation do I submit?
You will need to submit the War Orphans Application which you can find on this page. Please complete the application in its entirety, sign it, and have it notarized. Please attach a copy of the parent’s DD214 and a Summary of Benefits/Verification Letter.
Please, if possible, do not submit the entire Disability Classification Assessment packet. The only thing that needs to be checked on the packet is the total disability rating percentage or combined assessment.
If one child is already receiving the scholarship and my other child is applying, do I need to submit the application and all other documents?
Yes. There is no way to automatically link information and because sensitive information is being provided, it is best to keep all applicant information separate.
How long can I use this scholarship?
The WOS scholarship can be used for a total of 10 semesters or 15 quarters.
What if I have a learning disability?
If a student has a learning disability, they would be eligible to receive the scholarship for 20 semesters and 30 quarters.
How does the War Orphans scholarship process work?
Once a student completes their application, it is approved and entered into the system.
The student will receive an award notification by email or mail, in early August, informing them how much WO Scholarship funding they are eligible to receive.
At that time, the student’s school will contact the WO program administrator within 15 days of the term to request that the funds be electronically applied to the student’s account for tuition and fees.
When does the Board meet to determine award amounts?
The Board meets on the last Wednesday of July each year. Also, please note that if you are receiving other aid, you can only receive up to the remaining amount of tuition and fees.
Do the War Orphans scholarship cover tuition and fees for summer classes?
The War Orphans Scholarship covers tuition and fees for the summer term, but not until late August or early September.
Therefore, students taking summer classes should contact their school’s financial aid office for information on payment processing and how to handle any balances incurred until the time the school requests payment.
In addition, the students must maintain a full-time course during the summer term and have already been receiving the scholarship to receive funds.
Deadline for application
The application deadline is July 1 of each year.