Office of Student Life

Stadium Scholarship Program

The Stadium Scholarship Program (SSP), originally housed in the west side of Ohio Stadium, serves as a premiere cooperative living program at The Ohio State University. SSP has provided housing scholarships for students who demonstrate both strong academic achievement and financial need for 85+ years. SSP students engage in a variety of activities, leadership development opportunities, and service projects that build a tight-knit community and foster cooperative spirit. The program consists of 96 students who reside in Scholars House East and Scholars House West.


  • Reduced housing fees (savings of approximately $1,471 per semester)
  • Opportunities for personal growth and leadership development
  • Chances to pay it forward through community service experiences
  • Opportunities for housing scholarships from the Stadium Scholarship Alumni Society to returning members
  • Opportunities to interact and build strong connections with SSP Alumni
  • Traditional events including the Welcome Event with SSP Alumni at Ohio Stadium, the SSP Fall Break Educational Trip, Thanksgiving Dinner with SSP Alumni, Escapade – the semi-formal dinner/dance in the Ohio Stadium Huntington Club and the End of the Year Celebration


  • 4-5 hours per week of planning SSP activities, attending events, participating in community service projects, and completing study hours
  • Residents must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA

SSP Application and Housing Due Dates for Incoming First-Year Students

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15, 2024.
  • A submitted Living-Learning Community Application is due by April 15, 2024. No late applications will be accepted. You do not have to wait until you are accepted to Ohio State and/or receive your housing contract to apply. 
  • Students will receive an update on their application status by April 30, 2024.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 15, 2024 in order to ensure your eligibility to participate in a Learning Community. Housing Contracts are sent to your Ohio State email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.

SSP Application and Housing Due Dates for Current OSU Students

  • All first, second, and third year SSP participants who meet program requirements may indicate their interest in returning to SSP by completing Living-Learning Community Application no later than February 12, 2024
  • In addition to completing the form, current second and third year students participating in SSP who wish to return to SSP must respond to the link sent by the Office of Housing and Residence Education to confirm they intend to live on-campus for the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Current OSU students who will be be in their second year during the 2024-2025 school year and are interested in joining SSP should complete the Living-Learning Community Application no later than February 12, 2024
  • Completing this application does not guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type. You must submit your reselection form by the Housing and Residence Education deadline in order to participate. Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date. 
  • Students will receive an update on their LLC application status by February 16, 2024. In order to select a room within SSP during the housing reselection window, students must have a 2.8 GPA, be in good standing with program requirements for SSP and complete the FAFSA by March 15, 2024. Students who are interested in returning and meet other requirements, but do not currently meet GPA requirements can still apply and may be added at a later time pending spring semester GPA and space availability. 
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 1, 2024 at 614-292-8266 or to ensure they are included in the housing reselection process and eligible for Learning Community participation.