University of Vermont

Student Financial Services

Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship Endowment Application

The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader and businessman. Mr. Osher and his wife, Barbro Osher, are deeply committed to helping non-traditional age students successfully complete their college education. The Foundation made a generous grant to the University of Vermont to provide scholarship support for students seeking their degree after a significant break in their studies. These Osher Reentry Scholarships at the University of Vermont are awarded on a competitive basis, based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants are ideally between the ages of 25 and 50.
  • Has had a cumulative gap in their studies of at least five years.
  • Students may be either full-time or part-time, but with a goal of completing their undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need, but not necessarily based on FAFSA.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to their academic achievement.
  • This program is not intended for students seeking an additional baccalaureate degree. It targets students who did not have the opportunity, often because of financial need or other extenuating circumstances, to complete their higher education at an earlier stage in their lives.
If you meet these criteria, we welcome your application for scholarship support for the next academic year. Awards must be applied toward tuition charges and are generally $2000 for the academic year.

2017 - 2018 Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Applicant Information


First Name Last Name


Street / PO Box

City State Zip

Home PhoneMobile Phone

E-mail Address*Age*

UVM Student ID (95) Number*

School Information

Declared Major / Intended Field of Study

Anticipated Graduation Date

Educational History

Colleges, Dates Attended, and Any Degrees Received

High School and Graduation Date or GED Completion Date

Employment History

Employment History in the Last Three Years


In 300 words or less in the field below, please explain the circumstances that led you to interrupt your previous studies and what you hope to accomplish by furthering your education. Please also address how you fit the criteria for the scholarship (listed above) and how this scholarship will help you to accomplish your goal.


By checking this box I hereby give permission to Student Financial Services at the University of Vermont to release information regarding my name, year in school, college/school enrolled in, major, hometown, and Osher Scholarship application essay to the donor(s) of this scholarship/award. This permission will remain in effect until I graduate or withdraw from UVM, unless I sooner revoke it in writing.

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