The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded a grant of $26,000 to Neumann University to support scholarships for adult women students.
The funding will be awarded during 2012-13, on the basis of need, to women students 25 years of age or older, who are enrolled full-time or part-time in baccalaureate degree programs. To be eligible, a student must have completed 60 credits required for her degree.
Since 1985, the Newcombe Foundation has granted $391,000 to Neumann University to assist mature women students.
The Foundation’s Scholarships for Mature Women Students program currently assists thirty-one universities and four-year colleges in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. Newcombe guidelines stipulate that institutions selected for the program “welcome enrollment by mature women students and are committed to their success.”
Neumann University, which has served adults in the Delaware Valley since 1976, enrolls more than 800 adult students in degree completion, certificate, master’s degree and doctoral programs. More than 60 percent of these adult students are women.
Since 1981, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded grants totaling $56.3 million to provide scholarships and fellowships in higher education. Each year between 800 and 1,000 students receive scholarships based on the Foundation’s support.
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