How to Apply

Osher Applications are processed through the Online STAR Scholarship system.

To find the Osher Re-Entry Scholarship Application:
At the STAR Scholarship homepage:
Click on Keyword Search
Type "Osher"

A complete online scholarship application must contain:

  • Completed online Osher Reentry Scholarship Application;
  • Upload to online application your Personal Statement (4 pages -1000 words maximum) addressing your educational gap, your decision to return to (or enroll in) college and your current educational goals;
  • Upload to online application your Financial Need Statement (1 paragraph) addressing your financial need for this scholarship. This is the place to give a more detailed picture of your financial need than FAFSA offers.

These additional items can be UPLOADED in the online application or POSTMARKED by October 1, 2015:

  • One letter of recommendation from someone (not a friend or relative) who can address your motivation to attend or return to college and ability to succeed. (Can be sent separately or included with your application if sealed & signed across the seal).
  • Unofficial copy of transcripts from all college(s) attended, including UH-Manoa. Unofficial transcripts are available from MyUH. Login to MyUH, click "STAR Degree Check/View Transcripts. Select "All Campus and Degree levels" and download both "Campus Transcripts By Semester" & "Campus Transfer Transcripts by Semester".
    • If you have not attended a college or university before, it is noted on the application.
  • Copy of your 2015-16 FAFSA Estimated EFC (Expected Family Contribution). (Visit the FAFSA website for further information.) Your FAFSA Confirmation Page & Student Aid Report (SAR) both have the EFC. Priority consideration will be given to applicants filing FAFSA.

Write your name on every page submitted (upper right hand corner).

MAIL: All Supplementary Materials can be UPLOADED in the online application,
or POSTMARKED by October 1, 2015 to:

c/o: Bridge to Hope
University of Hawaii - Manoa
2600 Campus Road QLC#211
Honolulu, HI 96822