Osher Reentry Scholarship

Scholarship grants to nontraditional students, via an annual application process, and refer to individual recipients as Osher Reentry Scholars. Preference may be given to returning Osher Reentry Scholars. These awards are not intended for students who are enrolled in “study abroad” programs and who do not intend to complete their degree program and graduate from University of Wyoming. The maximum annual scholarship shall not exceed $6,000, an amount adjusted for inflation in accordance with paragraph 3(e). The scholarships shall be applied to a student’s cost of attendance.

Recipients shall be students who:

  • are that the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
  • have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years
  • anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant time after graduation
  • demonstrate financial need
  • show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree
  • are enrolled either full – or part-time

Non-Traditional, Veteran Services, and Gender Programs
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you had at least 5 years of a gap (may be cumulative; does not have to be sequential) in your educational career while working on a bachelor’s degree or since you started working on a bachelor’s degree?
  2. Are you an undergraduate pursuing your first bachelor's degree?
  3. Are you between the ages of 25 and 50?
  4. Will you be enrolled full time for the upcoming fall semester?
  5. If enrolled part time at UW for fall, how many credit hours will you be enrolled in?
  6. Have you ever received the Osher Reentry Scholarship prior to the upcoming fall?
  7. Are you currently enrolled at UW?
  8. Please attach a brief (two page or less, double spaced) statement of application for the scholarship which includes the following information:
    • Your current academic and career goals; evidence of academic promise; and career plans upon graduation.
    • Your financial need and how you would benefit from the scholarship funds.
    • Evidence of maturity, character, leadership, and perseverance in your commitment to earning a degree.
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