LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)--For the first time, the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco will provide thousands of scholarship dollars for UALR students.
The scholarships will be available for full-time and part-time students who meet the following criteria:
- Undergraduate students pursuing their first baccalaureate
- Working students between ages 25-50
- Demonstrate financial need not included on the federal student financial aid application
- Show academic promise
UALR is the only school in Arkansas to receive funding this year for the Osher Reentry Scholarships.
"What is really exciting for UALR is that we've joined the ranks of prestigious universities across this country that have received the Osher Fellowship award. Boston University, Rutgers just to name a couple," says Laurie Ann Ross with UALR's Office of Development.
Ross worked diligently this year to win the grant for UALR. She says 32 percent of the students at UALR are considered non-traditional and would be ideal candidates to apply.
Stephanie Conrad is the private scholarship coordinator for UARL. She say, "It is for our students who have had an interruption in their education of at least five years or more."
These funds will allow many students the chance to reach their goals.
"They have to be pursuing their first bachelor's degree and be between the ages of 25 and 50." says Conrad.
This unique opportunity will split $50,000 between at least 12 students. Nick Grunewald is one student who could be eligible.
He knows scholarships aren't easy to come by, especially for students, like himself.
Grunewald says, "You can only get PELL Grants for so long, so yeah. More money is always better."
There's still time to apply. The deadline is August 1.
For more details on this scholarship go here.