Use your Textbook Stipend starting August 6th!

To use your $300 textbook stipend credit you must buy your books in person at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Ohio State Newark campus. You will be required to use your textbook stipend to purchase your learning community textbooks and then able to use any remaining money to purchase textbooks for your other classes.

Your $300 textbook stipend will be set-up in an account for you in the bookstore and available to use beginning August 6th through August 24th. Don’t worry about that being so late, most books won’t be in the bookstore before then. Please be sure to bring your BuckID with you to the bookstore.

For more details regarding your SAGE textbook stipend or to learn how to lower your textbook costs as much as possible, please go to Textbook Stipend on the left-hand navigation bar.

Application Now Closed

Due to the overwhelming number of applications for the Scarlet and Gray Excellence Learning Community, the application is now closed. All spots within the program have been filled. Students who have already applied and did not get into the program have been communicated with and added to the waitlist.

We look forward to working with and supporting our new 2018-2019 Scarlet and Gray Excellence Learning Community cohort!

Deadline to apply, April 1st is quickly approaching!

Just a reminder –

The April 1st deadline to submit your application for the Scarlet and Gray Excellence learning community is quickly approaching. Please submit your application by then to receive first consideration for our program.

If you are interested in living in on-campus housing, please submit your housing application and pay the housing deposit by Friday, April 13th. This date is earlier than the deadline marketed by the Housing Office, so learning community students can receive priority consideration to get into housing. More information can be found under “Housing” on the navigation bar.

What is Scarlet And Gray Excellence (SAGE)?

Scarlet and Gray Excellence (SAGE) is a learning community for 40 students of color who have been accepted to Ohio State Newark. SAGE forms an academic and social community that will assist students of color in achieving academic success and developing a sense of belonging to increase retention. Through its emphasis on multicultural education and self-awareness, students will strengthen their leadership skills and work towards increasing respect for differences. Students will be immersed in a curriculum that is reflective of their culture and reality and will be equipped with the knowledge base to bring about change for a just society.

Benefits include:

  • Peer Mentors
  • Free weekly tutoring sessions
  • Planned social and cultural events throughout the year to build sense of belonging on campus
  • Workshops to help facilitate learning and personal growth
  • Strong support system throughout the year
  • Immersed in a multicultural curriculum where students take 4 courses together as a cohort
  • $300 textbook stipend per semester
  • Priority consideration for Newark Campus residence hall housing

40 students will be accepted.

Who is eligible?

Students must identify as a student of color to apply (ex: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island).

Students must be first time college students. This means that you have never been enrolled in college before—college classes while you were in high school are fine.