Elizabeth Zimmerman, a junior social work student at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, has been awarded a scholarship from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Southern Mississippi. Zimmerman, of Waveland, Miss., received a total of $1,870 applied to her tuition for spring 2010.
“One of OLLI’s endeavors is to promote lifelong learning for everyone,” said Dr. Susan Bone, director of OLLI. “Providing a scholarship to a non-traditional student is a way to promote lifelong learning and a way for the OLLI members to give back to a Southern Miss college student.”
OLLI, located at the Hattiesburg campus, is an association of individuals 50 years of age and older who seek to explore stimulating learning experiences. Zimmerman was selected by the Office of Financial Aid based on the requirements of the scholarship.
For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, visit www.usm.edu/olli/. Elizabeth Zimmerman
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