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2012-2013 Osher Re-entry Scholarship endowment

Bernard and Barbro Osher
Barbro and Bernard Osher

Through the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation, the University of Missouri will award scholarships of up to $2,000 per recipient. Scholarship funds may be applied only toward the cost of mandatory educational fees for the fall 2012, and spring and summer 2013 semesters. Unused funds will be returned to the Osher scholarship fund for reallocation.


To apply you must:

  • Be an MU student admitted to your first baccalaureate degree. (The scholarship is not available to those seeking a second bachelor's or graduate degree.)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S resident.
  • Have experienced a cumulative five-year interruption in your studies. The interruption in studies does not have to be consecutive and may include a gap between graduating from high school and entering college.
  • Plan to participate in the workforce after graduation.
  • Have financial need, but not necessarily have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, forms.

Application instructions:

All application materials are due by midnight May 15, 2012.

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 post-secondary student scholarships (now provided to more than 48 institutions of higher education across the nation) and arts and humanities grants. It also supports selected programs in integrative medicine as well as a national network of lifelong learning institutes for older adults. Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes operate on the campuses of more than 100 colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii, including at MU.

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