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The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico and Student Scholarships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Regional and Continuing Education
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), offers adults aged 60 and older, or retired, an opportunity to take peer-led classes, and participate in the University community. The OLLI program currently has 530 active members and features over 30 classes each semester.
CSU, Chico is among a network of over 90 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
In addition to the program grant, The Bernard Osher Foundation approved a recent proposal for scholarship support for reentry students. The Foundation will grant $50,000 for scholarships for future Chico State students whose studies at a four-year campus were interrupted at least five years ago by circumstances beyond their control and who now want to resume their university studies.
This funding follows an OLLI-member fundraising effort that currently supports three scholarships for reentry students at the University.
The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of post-secondary scholarships, lifelong learning institutes and integrative medicine programs.