Applications are now being accepted for the Osher and Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

The Bernard Osher and Crankstart Re-entry Scholarships are 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, or professional).

Eligibility Checklist

  • Must have completed at least 12 college credits in advance of fall term 2021
  • Must have "stopped out" in pursuit of first bachelor’s degree for a cumulative total of five or more years (can include a break between high school and college)
  • Must be working toward a first bachelor’s degree
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA, ORSAA, or equivalent information on file through the UO Financial Aid Office)
  • Must demonstrate the potential to succeed in chosen course of study
  • Must remain in good academic standing

How to Apply

Current UO Students:

  • Log in to the UO Scholarship Dashboard and submit the “General Application” as well as the “Osher and Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarships Application.” 
  • Your scholarship application and reference letter must be submitted via the UO Scholarship Dashboard by April 1, 2021.
  • You must also submit a FAFSA or ORSAA for the 2021–22 school year.

Incoming Transfer Applicants:

  • YOUR FIRST STEP: You must apply for admission to the University of Oregon no later than March 15, 2021, before you can apply for scholarships.
  • Watch your email for an invitation to enter the UO Scholarship Dashboard. This happens within a week of submitting your application for admission. You may then submit the “General Application” as well as the “Osher and Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarships Application.” 
  • Your scholarship application and reference letter must be submitted via the UO Scholarship Dashboard by April 1, 2021.
  • You must also submit a FAFSA or ORSAA for the 2021–22 school year.

If you experience any technical difficulties with the application, please email mariak@uoregon.edu.