Osher Reentry Scholarship - The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Foundation requires that institutions promote the Osher Reentry Scholarship to non-traditional students. The Bernard Osher Foundation requires that the following guidelines be followed when selecting Osher scholars:
- must be seeking your first undergraduate degree as a newly matriculating freshman or transfer student
- must be applying for admission to Middle Tennessee State University, either for part-time or full-time enrollment, for the 2014-2015 year
- must have been out of school for 5 or more years (cumulative) since high school
- demonstrate financial need (not necessarily on their FASFA)
- show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a degree.
Online Application - deadline is April 10, 2015
The NTO student organization distributes four different types of scholarships each year. There are ten Academic Service Scholarships for students with a GPA higher than 3.00 and two NTO Enrichment Scholarships for students whose GPA falls between 2.5 and 2.99. There are also two scholarships funded by Marcus Nickell in honor of his two daughters who returned to college as nontraditional students to earn teaching degrees. See the details below.
Online Application - The deadline has passed for the NTOs Scholarships.
NTOs Academic Service Scholarships
The NTOs at MTSU have ten Academic Service Scholarships to distribute each year. These scholarships provide $1,500 per semester and require five hours per week of work on campus, normally in an office associated with your major. These scholarships are renewable for up to six semesters provided you maintain a 3.0 semester GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester. You must be enrolled full-time (12 hours) while you are receiving this scholarship.
Application criteria: You must be a U.S. citizen seeking your first undergraduate degree. You must have already completed 9 hours of courses at MTSU and currently have a 3.0 GPA or better. You must also be an up-to-date dues-paying member of the NTO organization to apply for one of these scholarships.
NTOs Enrichment Scholarships
The NTOs offer two special NTOs Enrichment Scholarships each year. These scholarships provide $500 - $1,000 per semester for one year only. You may be enrolled part-time while you are receiving this scholarship but will receive a prorated amount (50% for 6-8 hours, 75% for 9-12).
Application criteria: You must be a U.S. citizen seeking your first undergraduate degree. You must have already completed 9 hours of courses at MTSU and currently have a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99. You must also be an up-to-date dues-paying member of the NTO organization to apply for one of these scholarships.
Jane Nickell Taylor Scholarship
This privately endowed scholarship provides $500 per semester for one year only. It is designed for non-traditional female students undergoing life changes and who are in their final year working towards a degree.
Application criteria: You must be a female classified as a senior who is in a life transition. You must have a 2.9 GPA or better and plan to enroll full time while you are receiving this scholarship.
Joan Nickell Bailey Scholarship
This privately endowed scholarship provides $500 per semester for one year only. It is designed for an adult learner seeking a degree in elementary education who is in the final year of classes.
Application criteria: You must be classified as a senior who is majoring in elementary education. You must have a 2.9 GPA or better and plan to enroll full time while you are receiving this scholarship.
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