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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Chico State Receives $1 Million Grant To Establish Endowment

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives $1 Million Grant To Establish Endowment
We are happy to announce that The Bernard Osher Foundation has approved a $1 million endowment for California State University, Chico’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

The foundation has also approved a $50,000 bridge grant award to sustain the program until earnings from the endowment are able to support the program in perpetuity. In 2004, CSU, Chico applied for and received a $100,000 Osher grant, which was followed by two $100,000 grants in successive years.

CSU, Chico Osher Reentry Student Scholarships Now Available

We have some great news!

Thanks to the generous support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, we will be offering Osher Reentry Scholarships beginning in the Fall. These scholarships are intended for students whose studies at a four-year campus were interrupted at least five years ago by circumstances beyond their control and who plan to resume and complete their university studies. The deadline is 5PM, May 16, 2007.

The Bernard Osher Foundation Supports Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSU, Chico and Student Scholarships

The Bernard Osher Foundation recently awarded CSU, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education a $100,000 grant to fund the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Chico State. This grant marks the third year of successful funding.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), offers adults aged 60 and older, or retired, an opportunity to take peer-led classes, and participate in the University community. The OLLI program currently has 530 active members and features over 30 classes each semester.
CSU Chico is among a network of over 90 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Welcome Back Reception - Jan. 17

60 or retired? Looking for a chance to get out and learn something new?
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a peer-led, learning in retirement organization that offers a wide variety of special classes.

We hope you can join us for the Spring Welcome Back Reception for all new and continuing OLLI participants.

The Spring Welcome Back Reception will be held January 17, 2007 from 10 am to noon at the Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue, Chico.
At the Reception you can sign up for classes and meet your classmates and instructors!

For more information please visit: http://rce.csuchico.edu/osher