For Working Adults, New Scholarship & Evening Bachelor Degree Completion Program Brings a Boston University Degree Within Reach

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Boston University's Metropolitan College offers adult college degree and certificate programs in convenient formats including Boston evening classes that are ideal for working professionals. BU's MET is a new recipient of the coveted Osher Reentry Scholarship for adult students looking to complete an undergraduate degree. The new scholarship can be applied to any undergraduate degree program, including the Executive Degree Completion Program, specially designed for working adults who want to complete their bachelor's degree.

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Boston University's Metropolitan College has just been announced as a recipient of the coveted Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund. Provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the scholarship provides financial assistance for undergraduate students who wish to return to college to complete a bachelor's degree after a significant hiatus in their studies. The grant amounts to $50,000 for the first year; up to 20 eligible students will compete for awards of $2,500.

The Osher Reentry Scholarship is good news for those who have not been able to complete their bachelor's degree. Returning to school can be a Catch-22: for people in the workforce, finding time for classes can jeopardize years of hard work; on the other hand, not having a bachelor's degree can make career advancement a real challenge.

Metropolitan College ( is ideally positioned to serve aspiring students who are working full-time and hoping to achieve closure on this chapter of their education. Available to people with a cumulative gap of five years or more in their undergraduate studies, the Osher Reentry Scholarship does a lot to ease the financial burden of going back to school. Combined with Metropolitan College's accessibility--classes are conveniently held in the evenings--the scholarship brings a prestigious Boston University degree within reach.

Along with a variety of part-time undergraduate degrees, the Metropolitan College Executive Degree Completion Program (EDCP) is also open to Osher Reentry Scholars. Tailor-made for motivated professionals, the EDCP not only provides an accelerated course of study towards a bachelor's degree, but follows a cohort format so that students benefit from working alongside others with the same motivation. "We started as a unit and ended as a unit," states alumnus Robert White. "We all studied together, we became friends … The cohort model was really a strong foundation not only to starting the program, but to finishing the program."

For students with a minimum of 65 transferable undergraduate credits, the EDCP provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with state-of-the-art management theory and practice in a range of management topics, such as finance, electronic commerce, market analysis, and project and operations management. Studying evenings and Saturdays, EDCP students can earn a Boston University Bachelor of Science in Management Studies in as little as 20 months.

To be eligible for the Osher Reentry Scholarship, applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 50; be planning to return to or continue in the workforce; and demonstrate financial need.

To learn more about this opportunity, please call 617-353-2980 or e-mail

About Boston University
Boston University ( is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its seventeen schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts; a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas; and state-of-the art facilities for teaching and research.

Metropolitan College is one of Boston University's seventeen degree-granting schools and colleges, with over 60 part-time programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College offers programs in the evening, online, and in convenient hybrid formats combining classroom and online study.


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