The purpose of the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is to provide scholarships to assist non-traditional students who are re-entering college with tuition and fee expenses.
About the Bernard Osher Legacy
The Bernard Osher Foundation has provided universities across the country with funding to help with tuition and fee expenses for students, aged 25 to 50, wishing to return to school to complete their first undergraduate degree. To learn more about the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program nationwide, visit the Foundation's website at osherfoundation.org.
West Virginia University began offering the Osher Reentry Scholarship in 2011 and is grateful to the Osher Foundation for providing the opportunity to assist non-traditional, re-entry students with their education and career opportunities.
Purpose of the Award
The purpose of the Osher Reentry Scholarship program is to provide scholarships to assist non-traditional, re-entry students with tuition expenses. Re-entry students are defined those who have experienced a cumulative interruption in their education of five or more years and want to resume their undergraduate studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree. The scholarship is intended to benefit students who have considerable years of employment ahead of them.
No individual Osher Reentry Scholarship may exceed $5,000 per academic year, and the scholarship is available for tuition and fees only. Scholarships may be renewable. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 overall grade point average.
Who is Eligible to Apply for This Scholarship?
- Be between 25 and 50 years of age;
- Have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years;
- Be newly matriculating as a freshman, returning to, or transferring to West Virginia University at an undergraduate level and pursuing a first baccalaureate degree;
- Be admitted to WVU at the time of scholarship selection;
- Be enrolled full-time (twelve hours or more) or part-time (at least six hours);
- Anticipate participation in the workforce after graduation;
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a degree.
This grant is NOT intended for:
- Graduate students or students seeking an additional degree after achieving a baccalaureate degree
- Students whose full tuition and fees are already covered by financial aid
- Students who are taking over half of their registered credit hours for the semester in online courses
- International students who are visiting the United States with the intention of returning to their countries of origin after graduation
How to Apply
Just fill out the Osher Reentry Scholarship Application Form.
Complete the on-line application form and provide required documents. Priority application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is July 17, 2020. Award recipients will be notified by July 31, 2020.