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Osher/Crankstart Scholarships

The Osher Reentry Endowed Scholarship (ORES) is available to nontraditional students* who have experienced a gap in their education of at least five years since completing high school and who are starting or resuming studies toward their first baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree.  ORES awards finance tuition in amounts up to $5,000.  

The Crankstart Reentry Scholarship (CRS) is available to non-traditional students. The same criteria apply, except preference will be given to newly matriculating students beginning studies toward their first baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree. Only Ten (10) CRS scholarships will be awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 each.

In addition to the criteria listed below, applicants for the ORES or CRS must demonstrate financial need.  Eligible applicants will meet the following requirements for the ORES or CRS scholarship:

  • Is a full-time or part-time nontraditional student.
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Has experienced an interruption or gap in education of at least five years.
  • Is entering DSU or continuing at the undergraduate level. **
  • Is pursuing first baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree.
  • Demonstrates academic promise.
  • Exhibits a commitment to complete a degree program.
  • Expects to be employed for a substantial period after graduation.
  • Applicants will be considered for one of the two reentry scholarships.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an award.      
  • Receiving an award is contingent upon applicant’s admission to the University at time award is made.
  • Students enrolled exclusively in online courses are not eligible for the reentry scholarships.

* Nontraditional typically defines a student, age 25-50, who is beginning or resuming his/her college education.
** Applicants for the Crankstart Reentry Scholarship must be newly enrolled nontraditional students.

Please answer the following questions to proceed with the application.

Are you a US Citizen? *
Are you pursuing your first baccalaureate degree? *
Are you enrolled exclusively in online courses? *