Osher Reentry Scholarship

Office of Student Financial Aid

  • Awarding Department: Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Scholarship Intent: An annual scholarship for tuition assistance to reentry students with financial need between the ages of 25 and 50 whose education have been interrupted by circumstances beyond their control and who now have resumed those studies.
  • Criteria: Must be pursuing first BA/BS. Must demonstrate financial need. Have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of 5 or more years. International students are not eligible to apply. Show academic promise and commitment to obtaining degree. Must plan to work for a significant period of time after graduation. If you have other sources paying your tuition (e.g., State University grant, Cal grant, fee subsidies), and you receive this scholarship, your State University or Cal grant will be adjusted.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any, Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any (International students are not eligible to apply)
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Campus Address: SSB, One Stop Center
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132-4011
  • Phone Number: (415)338-7000
  • Email: faschol@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/scholarships
  • Number of Awards: Up to 25

Office of Student Financial Aid
Supplemental Questions
  1. Address the following questions in your personal statement and give specific examples. Statement must be written in essay format, typed, double spaced, 12 point with 1" margins and must be at least 2 pages, but not more than 3 pages. DO NOT put your name on your personal statement. Please upload your personal statement below.
    • What significant factors or events in your life have interrupted your education? What has impacted your desire or ability to resume your education? What are your educational goals? How do you plan to finance your education? Describe your need for financial assistance. What are your career goals and your career plans after graduation? Do you plan to participate in the workforce after graduation? **Renewal applicants** must answer this additional question: How did the Osher Reentry scholarship impact your academic success?