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Osher scholarships put students on track toward degree

The program supports Tulane students as they balance personal commitments with their desire to complete a college education 

April 17, 2013

Matt Roberts
mrobert1@tulane.edu

For Danielle Fontenot, the obstacles to a higher education seemed endless. A full-time job. A child with special needs. The demands of single parenthood.

But support from the Bernard Osher Foundation gave the Tulane School of Continuing Studies student the one thing she needed to overcome those obstacles and secure her family's future: a scholarship.

"Not attending college is something that I not only regret, but now a degree is needed in order to receive the salary that will help me secure my child's educational future," says Fontenot.

Fontenot is one of 12 Tulane recipients of scholarships from the Osher Reentry Scholars Program, which supports hundreds of students across the country as they balance personal commitments with their desire to complete a college education. More...

 

 

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