Osher Reentry Scholarship

Below is the criteria for the scholarship:
1. Student(s) must have experienced a cumulative gap in post-secondary enrollment of five or more years (does not need to be consecutive years)
2. Are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
3. Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation (typically between the ages of 25-50, although that age span is not a specific criteria)
4. Demonstrate financial need
5. Show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree
6. Are either full- or part-time students
7. Attach a letter of recommendation that addresses your need for this scholarship and your motivation, perseverance, and ability to apply a Pacific education and experience towards enhancing future contributions to society.

Varies with a maximum amount of $5,000.
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe why you returned to school and what obstacles you have overcome, or are currently addressing, to complete your degree program.
  2. What difference will this degree make in your future and the organizations with which you are involved? Please describe the work/vocation you plan to pursue as well as the contributions you plan to make to your community after your graduation. Statement must be 500 words or less.
  3. Please provide any information, beyond that on your FAFSA, that addresses your financial need for this scholarship. Statement must be 500 words or less.
  4. A letter of recommendation supporting your work/community engagement is encouraged, but not required. This could be from a work supervisor, the leader of a local organization you work with or a faculty member. The recommendation should address your need for the scholarship, as well as your motivation, perseverance and ability to apply your education and experience to make future contributions to society.
  5. Have you experienced a cumulative gap in your education of five or more years?