Osher Reentry Scholarship Established

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A new source of scholarships for non-traditional students became available in January 2012 with a grant to DSU of $50,000 by the Bernard Osher Foundation to establish DSU’s Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund.

The Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund will be allocated to non-traditional students at DSU using the following guidelines to select Osher Scholars:

  • Students have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years.
  • Students are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Students anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation.
  • Students demonstrate financial need, as well as academic promise and a commitment to complete a degree program.


The new Osher Re-Entry Scholarship is available for full-time and part-time non-traditional students such as Laura Fissette, DSU human resources major from Smyrna.

Osher Scholars may be full-time or part-time students, and may be awarded the scholarship again in the second and subsequent years if they continue to meet the criteria and funds are available. The scholarship awards will only be applied to tuition cost.

This scholarship opportunity is not available to students seeking an additional degree, or for visiting international students.

Students are encouraged to apply today for the Osher Reentry Scholarship. Applications are available at the Offices of Financial Aid and Development.  For more information contact the Office of Development by phoning 302.857.6055 or emailing dsufoundation@desu.edu.

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