The Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship was established by The Bernard Osher Foundation to provide assistance to adult learners who otherwise might not be able to afford a college education. It offers a financial incentive, as well as important recognition, for the most qualified students to work toward degree completion and, ultimately, fulfill their career objectives. Students selected to be Osher Scholars will:
To demonstrate movement toward their degree objectives, Osher Scholars must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at the end of the first semester on scholarship. If a student's GPA falls below a 2.0, the student must document the reasons for the substandard performance, and submit a plan of action to raise the GPA. Having maintained an appropriate GPA and compiled a strong record of academic performance, Osher Scholars who meet the application requirements may have the opportunity to renew their Osher Reentry Scholarship award, and/or receive additional scholarship support when they are admitted to their degree-granting colleges.
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE - FEBRUARY 1
DEADLINE - MARCH 31
Please complete these three steps.
Step One: Please complete the Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship application.
Step Two: Immediately following your application, please submit a one-page (only), single-spaced essay regarding your academic and career goals. Highlight any life experiences or extenuating circumstances that pertain to your decision to reenter college. Please include your name and student ID number on your essay. Email essay to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Three: All applicants must file a financial aid form (FAFSA) with the Student Financial Aid Office, Simmons Hall, 330-972-7032, if you haven't already done so.
Also, if you prefer, hard copies of the application (available February) are located in the UA Adult Focus office, Schrank Hall North 260. Should you prefer this method, please attach your essay to the completed hard copy application. They must be submitted together. You can return them to the UA Adult Focus office by the deadline.
2010-11 Osher Reentry Scholarship Recipients and Family Reception held in Folk Hall on Saturday, October 16