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Scholarships Ease Return to College

February 2, 2009

Harford and Douglas were among the first recipients of a scholarship first offered at UVM in 2005 with $50,000 from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program. In October, the foundation solidified the futre of the program by establishing a $1 million endowment for the program at UVM, as well as a $50,000 bridge grant, that will provide $2,000 scholarships for 20-25 students between the ages of 25 and 50 who either didn't finish college or never attended. There are 27 endowed Osher Reentry Scholarship Programs in the United States, and UVM is one of three in New England, along with Tufts and Umass-Amherst.

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