CSU, Chico News

Re-entry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Re-entry Scholarships

Date: 04-12-2013

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Jeff Layne
Continuing Education

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

Scholarships are awarded to re-entry 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. The deadline for scholarship applications is Monday, May 13, at 5 p.m. Scholarship details and an online application are available at rce.csuchico.edu/osherscholarship.

This is the seventh consecutive year that the Osher Foundation has supported this scholarship program at CSU, Chico. For the 2012-2013 academic year, 17 students were awarded a Bernard Osher Foundation Re-entry Scholarship. In the last six years, CSU, Chico Continuing Education has administered and distributed $300,000 in Bernard Osher Foundation Re-entry Scholarships to 61 CSU, Chico students. In July 2010, the Bernard Osher Foundation awarded CSU, Chico Continuing Education a $1 million scholarship endowment to support re-entry students.

“Thanks to the CSU, Chico Osher Re-entry Scholarship endowment, we are very pleased to be able to continue to offer this important scholarship,” said Debra Barger, dean of CSU, Chico Regional and Continuing Education. “I am happy to report that our recipients continue to do very well academically, and it has been very rewarding to congratulate those who have completed their degrees as a result of the support the scholarship provides. We strongly encourage all eligible re-entry students to apply.”

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 90 universities and colleges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia that receive scholarship funding from the Osher Re-entry Scholarship Program.

In addition to the CSU, Chico Osher Re-entry Scholarship endowment, the Bernard Osher Foundation also supports the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on campus. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a peer-led learning-in-retirement organization that offers more than 60 noncredit classes and activities for adults in the region.

For more information please call the CSU, Chico Regional and Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105, or visit http://rce.csuchico.edu.