Osher Reentry Scholarship Opportunity

Administered by University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education, the purpose of the Osher Reentry Scholarship program is to provide scholarship grants to assist non-traditional, reentry students with tuition expenses. Reentry students are defined as individuals who have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years and who now want to resume their undergraduate university studies to complete their first baccalaureate degree.


The scholarship program is intended to benefit students who have considerable years of employability ahead of them; ideally those between the ages of 25 and above with a preference given to newly matriculating students. The Osher Endowment proceeds will enable the program administrators to assist a select group of qualified students who demonstrate the financial need, academic promise and a commitment to completing their degree. Students will receive awards for the 2018-2019 academic year, with each student receiving scholarship funds to be applied to tuition costs (scholarship award may vary).


We are honored that the Bernard Osher Foundation has chosen to continue its partnership with The University of Miami's Division of Continuing and International Education. This endowment will create life-changing opportunities for the students and reinforce our ability to provide quality education to those who otherwise would have difficulty completing their degree.


The Osher Endowment Scholarship applications will be accepted January - June for the 2018-19 academic year. This grant is not intended for students seeking an additional degree and/or students exclusively enrolled in online courses.  Scholarship awards must be applied to student tuition fees exclusively. The selection will be a competitive process, with the eligibility requirements listed below.


Eligibility Requirements:

Students admitted to the University of Miami Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program that:

  1. Have interrupted college for 5 years or more, due to unforeseen circumstances
  2. Anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and are between the ages of 25-50
  3. Have a strong sense of commitment to their studies
  4. Are not exclusively enrolled in online courses
  5. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (3.0 GPA to renew)
  6. Are making consistent progress toward degree
  7. Are enrolled for six credits for fall and spring semesters
  8. Attendance to the Osher Award Reception 


Submission Requirements for New Applicants:


Submission of Financial Aid Application (FAFSA): The deadline for FAFSA is June 30, 2018


The Osher Endowment Scholarship applications will be accepted March - July for the 2018-19 academic year. The selection will be a competitive process, with the eligibility requirements listed below:

  • Completion of Osher Reentry Scholarship Online Application
  • Submission of Admissions Statement (1-2 pages) to be uploaded with the application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (academic, personal or professional contacts) to be uploaded with the application
  • Resume to be uploaded with the application
  • Completed Enrollment Eligibility Agreement to be uploaded with the application

Application and documents are due no later than Friday, July 6, 2018.

Award Details:

  1. The annual award is $2500 ($1250 per semester)
  2. Renewal requires 3.0 GPA
  3. Students are required to enroll in two courses per semester
  4. Renewal requires consistent progress toward degree*

*Successful completion of 75% of coursework attempted

The process to be considered for Renewal Osher Reentry Scholarship recipients:

Current Osher Scholarship students (2017-18 academic year) are not required to submit the Admissions Statement, Letters of Recommendation, or Resume; but MUST submit the Osher Reentry Online Application.

*Renewal requires a minimum GPA of 3.0


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the office of the Bachelor of General Studies Degree Program at 305-284-2727.

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