The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded a grant of $28,000 to Neumann University to support scholarships for adult students.
The funding will be awarded during 2013-14, on the basis of need, to 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 a degree.
“This increased grant recognizes the welcoming and supportive services the university provides for returning students, acknowledges the difficult economic circumstance many of these people face, and is intended to affirm selected recipients and to mitigate some of their unmet financial need,” said Dr. Thomas Wilfrid, executive director of the Newcombe Foundation.
Since 1985, the Newcombe Foundation has granted $419,000 to Neumann University to assist adult students.
The Foundation’s Scholarships for Mature Women Students currently assists thirty-two universities and four-year colleges in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Newcombe guidelines stipulate that institutions selected for the program “welcome enrollment by adult women students and are committed to their success.” At Neumann, both women and men are eligible for Newcombe Scholarships.
Neumann University, which has served adults in the Delaware Valley since 1976, enrolls almost 600 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 $58.6 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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