Boise State offering scholarships to adult students re-entering school
Boise State University has $50,000 in scholarships to award to re-entry students during the 2013-14 academic year, thanks to the Bernard Osher Foundation.
The University will award about 25 scholarships, ranging up to $1,250 for part-time students and $2,500 for full-time students. This is the third year that Boise State has received funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation to award to deserving re-entry students.
“Oftentimes this particular group has a high need for scholarship assistance but a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. The Bernard Osher Foundation recognizes this disconnect and has stepped forward with this much- needed program,” said Mark Wheeler, dean of Extended Studies.
Osher Re-entry Scholarship recipients must: be admitted as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Boise State University in pursuit of a first baccalaureate degree; be a re-entry student, typically age 25 to 50, whose college studies were interrupted for at least five years (does not have to be five consecutive years); enroll in primarily face-to-face courses; have a 3.0 cumulative college GPA; demonstrate financial need by completing the online free application for Federal Student Aid by June 1; complete the online application for the Boise State Osher Re-entry Scholarship at http://extendedstudies.boisestate.edu/scholarships/ by June 1; plan to participate in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation.
Final selection of scholarship recipients will be competitive. Preference is given to entering students. The scholarship is not renewable; however, those chosen for the scholarship may re-apply at the end of the academic year.