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Osher Re-entry Scholarships

Application Form (due by midnight on January 4, 2024)

The Osher Re-entry Scholarships, endowed by a $1,000,000 gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, provide tuition assistance for adult students re-entering higher education. Multiple awards are available.

To be eligible for the Osher Re-entry Scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled, part-time students in the School of Professional Advancement between the ages of 25 and 50
  • Be pursuing his/her first bachelor’s degree
  • Have a cumulative interruption of at least 5 years in their pursuit of higher education
  • Have earned at least 9 credit hours at SoPA but not more than 40 credit hours total (including transfer credit)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Submit a complete application, including required tax forms

The Osher Re-entry Scholarships are awarded primarily in fall and spring semesters. When necessary, a summer deadline will be announced. For the fall awards, an application will be posted here in July, with a deadline in early August; spring applications are made available in November with a deadline in early January.