Thanks to a generous gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation, IUB is able to award Osher Reentry Scholar awards to a minimum of 20 recipients each year. Award amounts vary from $1250-$3000 depending on enrollment status (full-time vs. part-time) and available funds.
To be eligible for an Osher Reentry Scholarship, a student must:
- be entering or returning to IUB after experiencing a cumulative gap of at least five or more years in their higher education
- be pursuing their first baccalaureate degree
- demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
- anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation
- show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degree
Apply for the Osher Reentry Scholarship here.
RETURNING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarships under this category are funded by various local and civic organizations and are for undergraduate students who have experienced a gap in their education and are committed to returning to school to complete their degree. Preference for these scholarships varies by donor intent. All new and returning adult students are encouraged to apply. Award amounts can vary from $250-$1500 for the academic year.
Apply for the Returning Student Scholarship here.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
You should check with your employer, along with any civic, religious, or community affiliations you may have, to inquire about possible scholarships. We’ve listed a few possibilities here as well.
IU Credit Union
Available to part-time and full-time IU students who are members of the IU Credit Union.
Indiana Women's Education Foundation
Scholarships for women in a variety of fields of study and life circumstances. Check out their website for more information and the application.
For women who have had a 24 consecutive month gap in their education and are within 24 consecutive months of completing their degree. The application is due at least 10 weeks prior to the start of the semester. For more information and the scholarship application, email Lou Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org.