Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Stadium Scholarship Program

  • Stadium Scholarship Program
    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.


  • Reducted housing fees (savings of $1439 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

To Apply (New Students)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2019.
  • Apply to SSP by completing the application located at by April 15, 2019
  • Students invited to participate in SSP must complete a Residence Hall Contract from the Office of Housing Assignments and indicate on the contract their desire to live in SSP by May 31, 2019.

How to Apply (Returning Students)

  • Current first-year students participating in SSP who wish to return must email Caleb Lesley ( by January 31, 2019 to indicate their interest in continuing with the program.
  • Current second and third year students participating in SSP who wish to return must respond to the link sent by the Office of University Housing to confirm they intend to live on-campus for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Students who are not currently participating in SSP, but wish to be considered can email Caleb Lesley ( by January 31, 2019 to express their interest in joining the program.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in SSP, students must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, complete the FAFSA by the February 1, 2019 deadline and be in good standing with all program requirements for SSP.