Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Stadium Scholarship Program

  • SSP welcome event
    SSP welcome event
  • SSP Thanksgiving dinner
    SSP Thanksgiving dinner
  • SSP service trip
    SSP service trip



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

To Apply (New First-Year Students)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2021.
  • Apply to SSP by completing the Learning Community Application by April 15, 2021.
  • Students invited to participate in SSP must complete a Residence Hall Contract with University Housing and indicate on the contract their desire to live in SSP by May 29, 2021.

How to Apply (Returning Students - Including Campus Change Students)

  • Current students participating in SSP who wish to return must complete this application by February 1, 2021 to indicate their interest in continuing with the program.
  • Students who are not currently participating in SSP, but wish to be considered can apply by February 1, 2021 by completing this application.
  • In addition to completing the form, current second and third year students participating in SSP who wish to return or join SSP must respond to the link sent by the Office of University Housing to confirm they intend to live on-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • In addition to completing the form, campus change students interested in joining SSP should reach out to Housing Administration no later than February 10, 2021 to indicate their intent to live on-campus and be included in the reselection process.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in SSP, students must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, complete the FAFSA by the February 1, 2021 deadline and be in good standing with all program requirements for ASH.