The Bernard Osher Scholarship Program
The Bernard Osher Foundation, based in San Francisco, California, was founded by Mr. Bernard Osher, a well-respected businessman and community leader. The foundation provides post secondary scholarship funds to colleges and universities across the nation. The mission of the foundation is "to improve the quality of life through the support of higher education and fine arts."
The first award to Morgan State University's Center for Continuing and Professional Studies in 2008 was to establish the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program for adult students. In 2011, as a result of the success of the program, The Bernard Osher Foundation provided a 1 million dollar endowed gift to continue the support of the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program.
The Crankstart Foundation Scholarship Program
The Crankstart Foundation is a charitable organization started by Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet. The Foundation primarily supports education, but also impacts communities through arts & culture, as well as parks and human services. In 2016, the organization funded a scholarship program here at Morgan State University, to benefit non-traditional, adult students. In the spring of 2017, the inaugural co-hort of Crankstart scholars were selected and given the opportunity to advance their educational goals.
In the fall of 2017, the Crankstart Foundation once again partnered with Morgan to award ten additional scholarships to deserving non-traditional adult students. The Center for Continuing and Professional Studies welcomed the second co-hort of Crankstart scholars just in time for the beginning of the fall semester. Dr. Bragg and her staff are excited to be able to assist another co-hort in achieving their dreams.