The Stadium Cake Scholarship

Stadium Cake Scholarship Recipients

Student

Hometown

School Year

Ryan Clester

Letts, Iowa

2015-16

Brandon Cuda

Norton, Ohio

2015-16

James Fairchild

Upper Sandusky, Ohio

2015-16

Savannah Huston

Westerville, Ohio

2015-16

Sarah Letnick

Gahanna, Ohio

2015-16

Heidi Meeds

Granville, Ohio

2015-16

Helen Smith

Sandusky, Ohio

2015-16

Samantha Biarsky

Plano, Texas

2014-15

Esah Bouziane

Delaware, Ohio

2014-15

Lila Brown

New Albany, Ohio

2014-15

Marwa Osman

Columbus, Ohio

2014-15

Aaron Stacy

Englewood, Ohio

2014-15

Ian Trusedell

Indianapolis, Indiana

2014-15

Terrie Callahan

Dublin, Ohio

2013-14

Nicholas Dorgan

Hilliard, Ohio

2013-14

Christina Gould

Columbus, Ohio

2013-14

Derrick Horn

Westerville, Ohio

2013-14

Samantha Moskowitz

Akron, Ohio

2013-14

Melissa O'Brien

Johnstown, Ohio

2013-14

Alex Wenglein

San Antonio, Texas

2013-14

Alexis Glenn

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

2012-13

Jennifer Meyer

Amesbury, Massachusetts

2012-13

Omar Sanneh

Columbus, Ohio

2012-13

Nicholas Spano

Westerville, Ohio

2012-13

Damian Spikle

Brooklyn, New York

2012-13

Kyle Zaborowski

Toledo, Ohio

2012-13

Daniella Dario

Gahanna, Ohio

2011-12

Oscar Flores

Strasburg, Ohio

2011-12

Nevin Heard

Cincinnati, Ohio

2011-12

Eleana Jenkins

Bridgeport, Connecticut

2011-12

Samantha Moskowitz

Akron, Ohio

2011-12

Ryan Rettig

Upper Sandusky, Ohio

2011-12

Samantha Clark

Pepper Pike, Ohio

2010-11

Nicholas Elmasian

Dublin, Ohio

2010-11

Derrick Grey

Pickerington, Ohio

2010-11

Jacob Hale

Stryker, Ohio

2010-11

Stacey Reckart

Brook Park, Ohio

2010-11

Stacy Sims

Zanesville, Ohio

2010-11

Katelyn Corrigan

North Canton, Ohio

2009-10

Samantha Hendrix

Beavercreek, Ohio

2009-10

Lauren Presler

Amherst, Ohio

2009-10

Daniel Russell

Holland, Ohio

2009-10

Alvin Clark

Columbus, Ohio

2008-09

Elizabeth Folsom

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

2008-09

Ben Huebener

Brighton, Illinois

2008-09

Christopher Soderberg

Jamestown, New York

2008-09

Gloria Doty

Dayton, Ohio

2007-08

Melissa Fuson

Marysville, Ohio

2007-08

Jennifer Janko

Lakewood, Ohio

2007-08

Timothy Olmsted

Dayton, Ohio

2007-08

Matthew R. Carona

Canton, Ohio

2006-07

Jason Stybel

Seven Hills, Ohio

2006-07

Katherine Watson

Cincinnati, Ohio

2006-07

Allen Shelton

Cincinnati, Ohio

2005-06

Mladen Simic

Columbus, Ohio

2005-06

Nancy Cacovski

Spencerport, New York

2004-05

Bradley Heuschkel

Twinsburg, Ohio

2004-05

The Stadium Cake Scholarship is awarded through the Office of Student Financial Aid to students who are sophomores or higher in rank.  To be eligible for receipt of this scholarship, students must complete and submit the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid," or "FAFSA," and the OSU Scholarship Application by the priority deadline of March 1.  For more information, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.

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Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient Melissa
Fuson and her husband Bob
stop by for a taste of the Cake.

Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Timothy Olmstead joins the party!

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Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Ben Huebener enjoys the festivities.

Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Katelyn Corrigan and her family
stop by to see the cake.

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Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Daniel Russell enjoys the festivities.

Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Jacob Hale stops by to view the masterpiece. 

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Stadium Cake Scholarship recipient
Nick Elmasian and his family marvel
at the crew's creation.

Scholarship winner Damian Spikle views
the 22nd Annual Ohio Stadium Cake.

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Scholarship recipient Jennifer Meyer and her
friend stop by to check out the masterpiece.

Scholarship recipients (front, L-R) Jennifer Meyer (2012-13),
Melissa O'Brien (2013-14), Christina Gould (2013-14), and
Samantha Moskowitz (2013-14) join Stadium Cake Crew
members (back, L-R) Beth, MorraLee, Jennifer, and Mark
at the Annual OSU Scholarship Reception.

Scholarship recipient Samantha Moskowitz and her
friends enjoy the final product.

Scholarship recipient Samantha Biarsky (3rd from left)
greets members of the Stadium Cake Crew at
the 2014 OSU Scholarship Reception.

 

2015-16 scholarship recipient Savannah Huston
(4th from left) and her sister (far right)
greet members of the Stadium Cake Crew
at the 2015 OSU Scholarship Reception.

Scholarship recipient Savannah Huston and her parents
stop by to view the 25th Annual Ohio Stadium Cake.

 

 

On November 5, 2004, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the endowment of the Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund.  Below is an excerpt from the minutes of the Board’s November 5, 2004 meeting.

The Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund

The Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund was established November 5, 2004, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Foundation, with gifts from the Stadium Cake Crew, friends, family, colleagues, community sponsors, Buckeye football fans, and rival fans.

A portion of the gifts were solicited in conjunction with the efforts of the Stadium Cake Crew’s annual construction, display, and serving of the Ohio Stadium Cake. The Stadium Cake Crew consists of the following individuals: Christopher Conrad (B.S., 1996; M.Ed., 1998), JoEllen Conrad (B.S., 1996; M.S.W., 2000), MorraLee Holzapfel (B.S., 1981; M.A., 1985), Brian Papesh (B.S., 1988 University of Illinois; M.B.A., 1991 Oklahoma City University), Deborah Papesh (B.S., 1988 University of Illinois; M.Ed., 1992 Oklahoma City University), Beth Tucker (B.S., 1987), Kim Tucker (B.S., 1987), and Mark Tucker (B.A., 1983; J.D., 1986).

The Stadium Cake was devised in 1991 as a light-hearted means of celebrating the great tradition of Ohio State football.  In the fall of 1991, a group of five dedicated Buckeye alumni constructed the first cake replica of the Horseshoe for display at their pre-game tailgate party in the north lot of St. John Arena.

Although they considered their creation a confectionary masterpiece, like all great artists, the bakers immediately began contemplating improvements.  Their ideas and the drive for perfection gave rise to the new and improved Second Annual Ohio Stadium Cake.  Since then, the 200-plus pound cake has been constructed for display at the creators' tailgate party before and during one home football game each year.

By its third year, the annual cake had become such a big hit with Ohio State fans that the cake crew decided to take advantage of the cake's popularity to raise funds for Ohio State's general need-based academic scholarship.

In 1999, the Stadium Cake Crew established the Stadium Cake Scholarship, and the money donated by the Stadium Cake Crew, friends, family, sponsors, and loyal Buckeye fans since that year has been deposited into the new fund.  In the fall of 2003, with the Thirteenth Annual Ohio Stadium Cake, the Stadium Cake Crew raised enough funds to now fully endow the Stadium Cake Scholarship as a permanent means of financially assisting worthy Buckeye students.

The annual distribution from this fund shall be used to award one or more nonrenewable need-based scholarships of equal amounts to currently enrolled Columbus campus students with a 2.8 GPA or higher.  The recipients of the scholarship should not be receiving a renewable OSU merit scholarship. Scholarships shall be awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid in consultation with a member or members of the Stadium Cake Crew.  The University will contact a member of the Stadium Cake Crew annually to notify them of the recipients.

The investment and management of and expenditures from all endowment funds shall be in accordance with University policies and procedures as approved by the Board of Trustees.  As authorized by the Board of Trustees, a fee may be assessed against the endowment portfolio for the University's costs of development and fund management.

It is the desire of the donors that this fund should benefit the University in perpetuity.  If, in the future, the need for this fund should cease to exist or so diminish as to provide unused distributions, then another use shall be designated by the Board of Trustees and Foundation Board as recommended by the director of Student Financial Aid.  Any such alternate distributions shall be made in a manner as nearly aligned with the original intent of the donor as good conscience and need dictate.

$32,160.00

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