Part-time students in the School of Continuing Studies at Tulane University have until Aug. 8 to apply for scholarship money available only to students ages 25 to 50 who are resuming their higher education after a cumulative interruption of at least five years.
The scholarships are being funded with a $1 million endowment from the Bernard C. Osher Foundation.
Beginning in the fall, multiple awards will be available with a maximum of $4,563 per semester, per student.
The Bernard C. Osher Foundation previously made two $50,000 gifts to the school for re-entry scholarships, but this is the largest gift in the history of the School of Continuing Studies. The foundation supports adult higher education and workforce development around the country.
Osher, also known as “the quiet philanthropist,” owned Butterfield & Butterfield, the fourth-largest auction house in the world, which was sold to eBay in 1999.