Group of 2007-08 Osher Reentry Scholars

NEW! Crankstart Foundation Offers INAUGURAL AWARDS for AY 2019 - 2020

Former Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw congratulates the Inaugral 2007-2008 Osher Reentry Scholars.

The Osher & Crankstart Reentry Scholarships provide tuition assistance to "reentry" adult students who are returning to complete their first undergraduate degree.

Reentry Scholarships for FALL 2024 - Spring 2054 will be offered through the STAR Online Scholarshipprocess.
Visit our How to Apply section to learn more.

*** Priority Deadline: Feb 15 Annual STAR Scholarship Portal Deadline ***

Additional Funds Awarded (esp. Transfer Student Applic.) IF funds Available thru 9/30


General Eligibility:
Osher & Crankstart Reentry Scholarship applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility criteria:

  • This scholarship is open to UH Mānoa undergraduates ideally between the ages of 25-50. Key is the donors' intent to benefit students who anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation.
  • Applicant must have a gap of at least five (5) years between high school-to-college enrollment OR a five year cumulative gap in their college education.
  • Be either: a newly admitted reentry student to UH Mānoa (including community college transfer students); or a currently enrolled UH Mānoa undergraduate.
  • Must be an enrolled, classified UH Mānoa student working towards a first bachelor’s degree.
  • Must demonstrate financial need. Applicants are encouraged to file a FAFSA. Those filing FAFSA will be given priority consideration.
  • Must demonstrate the potential to succeed in his or her course of study (2.5 minimum gpa).
  • May be either a full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (6 credits minimum) enrolled student.
    • The Osher Reentry Scholarship is not available for:
      • International students (U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible)
      • Students enrolled exclusively in online courses.

Visit our Scholarship and Eligibility section for further information.

If you have questions about eligibility or applications, please contact:

Teresa Bill, Osher & Crankstart Reentry Scholarships Coordinator
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road QLC#211
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8059