Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 03-12-2012

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143
Jeff Layne
Continuing Education
530-898-6105

California State University, Chico Regional and Continuing Education invites reentry students to apply for $50,000 in scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Scholarships are awarded to reentry 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 sixth consecutive year that the Osher Foundation has supported this scholarship program at CSU, Chico. For the 2011-2012 academic year, 17 students were awarded a Bernard Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship. In the last five years, CSU, Chico Continuing Education has administered and distributed $250,000 in Bernard Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarships to 52 CSU, Chico students. In July 2010, the Bernard Osher Foundation awarded CSU, Chico Continuing Education a $1 million scholarship endowment to support reentry students.

“The CSU, Chico Osher Reentry Scholarship endowment supports those returning to the University with the goal of completing their undergraduate degrees,” said Debra Barger, dean of CSU, Chico Regional and Continuing Education. “We are proud that we have now distributed $250,000 in scholarships to more than 50 Chico State students. We are seeing the results. Many of our first students have done very well academically, and have gone on to complete their degrees and graduate.”

The Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco, 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. There are currently 83 universities and colleges in 44 states and the District of Columbia that receive scholarship funding from the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program.

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

The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, April 16, 5:00 p.m.

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

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