The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports CSU, Chico Reentry Student Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 04-13-2009

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143
Joe Picard
Continuing Education
530-898-6105

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently approved a CSU, Chico Continuing Education grant proposal to provide scholarships for reentry students. The goal of the program is to support students who want to return to the University to finish an undergraduate degree program.

This award provides $50,000 for reentry scholarships for students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico.

This is the third consecutive year that the Osher Foundation has supported this scholarship program at CSU, Chico. To date, $100,000 has been distributed through the Osher scholarship program directly supporting 29 Chico State students.

To increase access, the Osher scholarship program will give preference to newly matriculating students.

This funding is in addition to the ongoing fund-raising efforts of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico, which currently supports three scholarships for reentry students at the University.

The deadline for Osher reentry scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. May 15, 2009.

Scholarship application details and online application are available at http://rce.csuchico.edu/osherscholarships.

For more information please call the CSU, Chico Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105.

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.

The Bernard Osher Foundation generously supports the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico.

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