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Military & VA Educational Benefits

Military Dependents Scholarship Program

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education offers scholarship opportunities for students who are dependents of a disabled veteran, prisoner of war, or person declared missing or killed in action, or killed on ordnance delivery.

For eligibility and application deadline information, visit ADHE’s Military Dependents Scholarship page.

Apply for Scholarship

Veteran & Veteran's Dependent Educational Benefits

Ouachita is an approved institution for administering the educational benefit programs of the Veteran’s Administration. We are committed to serving veterans and their eligible dependents and will provide assistance to those qualified for benefits. The student will need to submit their VA Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of Student Financial Services in order for us to certify enrollment to the VA.

Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. For more information regarding the educational benefits offered by the VA, and to apply for benefits, visit www.benefits.va.gov/gibill, contact their hotline at 1-888-442-551, or contact James Richards, Ouachita's VA benefit specialist, at richardsj@obu.edu.

Apply for VA Benefits


Army ROTC/Active Army Military Educational Benefits

Ouachita students considering active military duty and/or commitment to service upon graduation may be interested in pursuing Army ROTC and Army National Guard educational benefits. Students offered tuition/fee benefits through GoArmy programs will be eligible for waived room/board expenses at Ouachita for eight semesters of study. Full details are available at https://obu.edu/rotc/scholarships/.

Ouachita Room & Board Waiver

Ouachita provides an eight-semester full room and board waiver for 2-4 year contracted recipients of GoArmy tuition/fee scholarships.

For more information contact:

  • Ouachita's VA Certifying Official, James Richards: 870-245-5584 or richardsj@obu.edu
  • Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, Gina Tolbert: 870-245-4894 or tolbertg@obu.edu

Tip Sheet for Military and Veterans 

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