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Stevenson to Offer ‘Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students’ Beginning Fall 2015

July 1, 2015 4:00 PM

Stevenson University is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, an organization that provides scholarship funds to institutions that are particularly welcoming to mature women students and that serve them well.

The Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students will target female students who are 25 years of age or older, are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, and are in need of financial assistance. To be eligible, candidates must have completed at least 60 credit hours toward their intended degree with either part-time or full-time enrollment and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The first award includes $10,000 to help create an endowed scholarship fund and $10,000 for current use scholarships. Stevenson will begin offering the current use scholarships in Fall 2015.

 During 2013-14, Newcombe Scholarships averaging $2,593 were awarded through this program to 640 students at thirty-five colleges and universities.

“We are honored and delighted to receive this transformational gift,” said Steve Close, Vice President for University Advancement. “Our partnership with the Newcombe Foundation will make a world of difference to our students for many years to come.”

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is an independent foundation that began in 1979 as the result of a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. The Foundation continues Mrs. Newcombe’s support of students as they pursue degrees in higher education by maintaining scholarship and fellowship programs that are in keeping with her lifelong interests.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult undergraduate programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.