Applications open in December and close Friday, March 3, 2017.

The Bernand Osher Re-entry Scholarship is awarded to students who are returning or have returned to pursue their education after a break. Awards are based on academic achievement as well as the achievements of individuals in spite of obstacles (financial, personal, familial and professional).

Eligibility Checklist:

  • Must have completed at least 12 college credits in advance of fall term 2017
  • Must have ‘stopped out’ in pursuit of first bachelor’s degree for a cumulative total of 5 or more years. (this can include a break between high school and college)
  • Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA required)
  • Must demonstrate the potential to succeed in his or her course of study
  • Must remain in good academic standing

Application Requirements:

  • Submit online application below
  • Transcripts from all institutions
  • 500-700 word essay discussing how the Osher Reentry Scholarship could impact your ability to be enrolled at the University of Oregon in pursuit of your academic goals
  • One to two paragraphs discussing your goals for after graduation (can be part of essay or separate)
  • One or two letters of recommendation

Recommendation materials must be received by the application deadline of Friday, March 3, 2017 and may be submitted:

  • Scan and email to
  • Fax to 541-346-5811, attn.: Justine Carpenter, Nontraditional Student Programs
  • Mail in a sealed envelope to:
    Nontraditional Student Programs
    Office of the Dean of Students
    5216 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-5216

Oscher Re-Entry Scholarship Application