(A) A war orphans scholarship, as provided under sections 5910.01 to 5910.06 of the Revised Code, shall be granted to the child of any person who, in the course of honorable service in the armed services of the United States, was declared by the United States department of defense to be a prisoner of war or missing in action as a result of the United States' participation in armed conflict on or after January 1, 1960, if either of the following apply:
(1) The parent, at the time of entry into the armed services of the United States, or at the time the parent was declared to be a prisoner of war or missing in action, was a resident of Ohio;
(2) If the parent did not enter the armed services as a resident of Ohio and was not a resident of Ohio when declared a prisoner of war or missing in action, the child has resided in Ohio for the year immediately preceding the year in which the application for the scholarship is made and any four of the last ten years.
The scholarships shall be in addition to the total number of scholarships provided under section 5910.05 of the Revised Code. Notwithstanding section 5910.03 of the Revised Code, scholarships provided under this section shall be made to any such child who, at the time of application, has attained the sixteenth, but not the twenty-first, birthday. The termination of a child's parent or guardian's status as a prisoner of war or being missing in action does not affect such child's eligibility for the benefit provided by this section.
(B) Scholarships provided under this section shall consist of either of the following:
(1) A scholarship of the type described in division (A) of section 5910.04 of the Revised Code together with reasonable and necessary expenses for room, board, books, and laboratory fees. The additional amount for such expenses shall be paid from moneys appropriated by the general assembly for such purpose.
(2) A scholarship of the type described in division (B) of section 5910.04 of the Revised Code together with an additional grant equal to the average value of the reasonable and necessary expenses granted under division (B)(1) of this section during the preceding year for room, board, books, and laboratory fees. The additional grant shall be paid from moneys appropriated by the general assembly for such purpose, and shall be paid to the child through the institution in which the child is enrolled. In no case shall the additional grant exceed the amount actually expended by the child for room, board, books, and laboratory fees.
Effective Date: 06-29-1999
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.39, SB 171, §4