Osher Foundation helps older students
SAN FRANCISCO STATE
The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $1 million to San Francisco State University to help support students who start college later in life or return to school after a long break, the university announced Wednesday.
The funding from the San Francisco foundation will establish a scholarship endowment that will award $2,000 scholarships to at least 25 outstanding undergraduate students each year.
The foundation has given the campus grants of $50,000 for the past two years for the same purpose. The Osher Foundation gave an additional $50,000 grant to the university to provide 26 scholarships this year.
San Francisco State admits hundreds of re-entry students every year who often face the extra challenge of juggling family and work. This year’s scholarship recipients ranged from 26 years to 50 years in age.
Bernard Osher was a businessman and founding director of World Savings. His wife, Barbro Osher, is consul general of Sweden in San Francisco.