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Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2010

CONTACT:

Joe Wills CSU, Chico Public Affairs 530-898-4143

Melissa McGowan Regional & Continuing Education 530-898-5679

Reentry Students Invited to Apply for $50k in Osher Reentry Scholarships

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Osher Foundation has supported this scholarship program at CSU, Chico. In each of the three previous years, Regional & Continuing Education applied for, and was awarded, $50,000 in Osher Reentry Scholarship Grants. To date, $150,000 in Osher scholarship have been distributed directly to 38 CSU, Chico students. “Continuing Education successfully serves many different students in varied ways. The support of the Osher Foundation provides important funds to expand our service to reentry students who wish to complete their degree at CSU, Chico,” said Debra Barger, Dean of CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education.

The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of post-secondary scholarships, lifelong learning institutes and integrative medicine programs. There are currently 73 universities and colleges in 30 states and the District of Columbia that receive scholarships from the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program.

CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education invites reentry students to apply for $50 thousand in scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Scholarships are awarded to reentry students whose studies were interrupted for at least five years by circumstances beyond their control, and who now want to resume their studies at CSU, Chico. Scholarship details and an online application are available at http://rce.csuchico.edu/osherscholarships.  The deadline for scholarship applications is 5:00PM on May 14, 2010. For more information please call the CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education office, 530-898-6105.

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