Q: Who is eligible to be an Osher Reentry Scholar?

A. Students in the University’s Resumed Undergraduate Education (RUE) program, who have demonstrated financial need and receive University Scholarship, will be considered to receive up to $5,000 for the academic year in the Osher Reentry Scholarship. Per Osher Reentry Scholarship Programs guidelines, this scholarship is not intended for international students who are visiting the United States with the intention of returning to their countries of origin after graduation.

Q: What criteria will be used to select Osher Reentry Scholars?

A. Preference is given to newly matriculated aided RUEs, followed by 2nd year RUEs. The level of Osher Reentry Scholarship can vary from year to year, based on the availability of funds. 

Q: Is a separate application required to be considered for an Osher Reentry Scholarship?

A. No, there is no separate application required. Students who meet the criteria stated above will automatically be considered, assuming that all financial aid application requirements and deadlines are met. Returning RUEs must also be making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students selected as Osher Reentry Scholars will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid in their financial aid award.

Q: How will the Osher Reentry Scholarship impact the Brown financial aid award?

A. The Osher Reentry Scholarship will be coordinated in the financial aid package as an outside scholarship, meaning it will directly reduce the self-help portion of a student’s award (loans, work study, and/or student contribution).