Summary: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK
RETURNING STUDENTS PROGRAM OF THE COUNSELING CENTER
NEWCOMBE/PORTNEY SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION SHEET- Summer/Fall 2011
Two scholarship funds for adult students are available through the Returning Students Program of the
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship:
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides scholarships in partnership with selected colleges and
universities that welcome enrollment by mature adults and are committed to their success. The University of
Maryland is very pleased to be selected as a partner institution with the Newcombe Foundation by providing
Newcombe scholarships for mature adult students seeking to complete bachelor's degrees at the University.
Adult students now comprise a large portion of the enrollment at most colleges and universities, with many of
these non-traditional students being mature women. Newcombe Scholarships help reduce dependence on
loans while recognizing the tremendous efforts of many mature students make to be good students and to
complete degrees while juggling a myriad of other commitments.
Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship:
The Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in October 1995 by Clara Portney Felsher
to honor the memory of her late husband, Gerald G. Portney. This fund serves to provide financial assistance
for the Returning Students Program of the Counseling Center at the University of Maryland.
Who is eligible to apply for the scholarships?