Thanks to the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation, thousands of California Community College students, like you, may receive an Osher Scholarship as part of the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment. Mr. Osher’s vision is to “not only benefit the community college students of today, but countless more for years to come.”

The Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship is offered every year at Southwestern College.  Approximately $18,000 in scholarship funds are awarded each year.  These awards are based on student enrollment for the previous academic year.  Therefore, if you attended the previous year’s Fall Semester 2015 and/or Spring 2016 Semester, were enrolled in at least 6 units,have completed 24 degree applicable units at Southwestern College, and qualified for the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW) in 2015-16 you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

  • Awards will be adjusted based on enrolled status and determined as follows:
    • Full-time  (12 or more units per term) = up to $500/semester
    • Three-quarter-time  (9 - 11.99 units per term) = up to $375/semester
    • Half-time  (6 - 8.99 units per term)  = up to $250/semester
  •  Amount of award: Annual Awards up to $1,000 each and will be pro-rated based on enrollment 
  • The scholarship application will be completely online.


June 2016

Last updated: 10/20/2015 5:18:53 PM