Now Accepting 2021-2022 Applications

We hope you consider applying to one of the most incredible student success programs at Ohio State Newark! The application now available, which you can access under the “Application” tab on the left-hand navigation bar. Students are encouraged to pay their non-refundable Ohio State Acceptance Fee by this time as well, if applicable.There is no fee to apply to the learning community. Our program is free and is for the primary purpose to support our students in their success!

If you have questions, please leave a comment on this site or call 740-755-7881.

We look forward to receiving your application and working with you as you become a Buckeye next fall!


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 in academic funding 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.