Osher Initiative for California Community College Students
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In 2008, the California Community Colleges made history with the announcement of a $50 million commitment from the Bernard Osher Foundation to create an endowment that will generate scholarships for community college students in perpetuity. An initial gift of $25 million was awarded to the Community College system, and an additional $25 million was pledged as part of a three-year match campaign. This announcement launched an unprecedented statewide fundraising campaign that involved the entire Community College system.
Because of the complexity and statewide impact of this effort, the Foundation for California Community Colleges developed a white paper to address the challenges, opportunities, and insights gained from this campaign. We would like to thank those of you who took the time to complete the Osher Initiative Survey at the close of the campaign regarding your experience with this very important venture. Your input and feedback was extremely valuable!
Updated Scholarship Guidelines & CCCSE Frequently Asked Questions
Updated scholarship guidelines are now available for colleges to use in awarding Osher scholarships.
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Updated CCCSE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available.
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