Furman University Names Inaugural Recipients Of Osher Reentry Scholarships

Scholarships support nontraditional adult learners looking to complete or supplement their education without interrupting their careers

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GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University has named the first recipients of its Osher Reentry Scholarships.

The scholarships are made possible through a $50,000 grant Furman received earlier this summer from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Each adult learner receives an award of up to $5,000 to help them continue or supplement their education without interrupting their careers.

The recipients of the Osher Reentry Scholarships are:

Mason Davis of Easley

Lanette Ervin of Greenville

Kwon Jang of Greenville

Frances Moore of Marietta

Destiny Page of Taylors

Joel Satterthwaite of Greer

Including Furman, there are 93 universities and colleges with an Osher Reentry Scholarship program across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Furman Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) officials say there's a need to close the talent gap in the current workforce and attract more and better-qualified workers. In an earlier statement, UES Director Beth Crews noted that while the Greenville region is growing rapidly, the population is not keeping pace with the educational needs of the job market. “Furman’s UES prepares adult learners to fill the need for business leaders, resulting from the influx of new industry to our region,” she said.

For more information about Osher Reentry Scholarships, visit info.furman.edu/osher. Or, contact Matthew Bowersox, Marketing & Recruiting Specialist, Undergraduate Evening Studies, at 864-294-2003 and matt.bowersox@furman.edu.

About Furman University Undergraduate Evening Studies

Founded in 1957, Furman University UES provides working adults the opportunity to continue their education at one the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts universities. UES offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, and information technology, and post-baccalaureate certificates in accounting and data analytics. Courses are held in the evening, one night each week, Monday through Thursday, 6-8:45 p.m.


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