UMUC’s New Orkand Scholarship to Aid Military Families

$200,000 fund will buy textbooks for servicemembers and help pay tuition for family members.


By Kerry O'Neill (koneill@mghus.com) |   November 5, 2008

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 28, 2008) —UMUC has announced the new Orkand Family Military Scholarship Fund. The $200,000 fund will provide financial assistance to UMUC’s military students and their spouses in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, as well as stateside. It will cover the cost of textbooks for enlisted, active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as tuition assistance in the form of scholarships to spouses of enlisted, active-duty servicemembers. All awards will be need-based, renewable and contingent upon the student maintaining satisfactory academic standing. The initial endowment will be disbursed over four years, but the fund will remain open to additional contributions.

“Given UMUC’s long history of service to members of the military and their families, we are especially proud to announce the new Orkand Family Military Scholarship Fund,” said Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, president of UMUC. “It promises to lessen the financial burden on our brave women and men in uniform—and their families—and bring them one step closer to earning a valuable UMUC degree that will open doors and broaden horizons for years to come.”