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The Ohio Scholarship program provides opportunities for advanced education for veterans or dependents of veterans who desire to attend an institution of higher learning. Ohio Department of AMVETS Service Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Award is based upon the applicant's scholastic aptitude and demonstration of financial need. Therefore, no application will be accepted by students who have less than a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent. 

Deadline April 1

The AMVETS Department of Ohio Service Foundation's Scholarship is available to VETERANS, CHILDREN of veterans, SPOUSES of veterans, and GRANDCHILDREN of veterans. The applicant for the scholarship or the veteran must live in Ohio.  The scholarship program is for graduating high school students and/or adults who are entering a course of study at an accredited college or university. The scholarship is awarded in the total amount of $1000 payable in full and only applied toward the student's tuition. AMVETS does not discriminate against persons because of age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, gender, ethnic background or native origin.

Scholarships will only be awarded for attendance at an accredited college or university. A total of ten scholarships will be awarded each year. This is a one-time scholarship. All applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or better. 


The following items must be received by this office with your application to be considered by the Service Foundation Board:

  1. A copy of the eligible veteran's DD214 or discharge certificate indicating 'honorable' separation.

  2. A brief autobiographical statement outlining why you desire the AMVETS scholarship and what your projected goals are in life. 

  3. Your transcript of high school grades or current college transcript. 

  4. A good quality photo of yourself. 

Army Special Forces scholarship available

Applications are open for the Captain James Ahn annual scholarship. If you served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and are now a full time student, you qualify. The award is for $1000. It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. Apply here

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