APPLICATION INFORMATIONNo grants are made directly to individuals.
The Foundation's grants in this program are limited to universities and four-year colleges in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York City and Washington, DC. In selecting academic institutions to participate, the Foundation's Trustees consider those that render exceptional services to large numbers of students with disabilities.
Applicants are expected to accept challenge grants to build Newcombe Endowed Scholarship Funds with matching contributions from other donors. New applicants are also required to secure matching funds for the portion of each annual Newcombe grant that is designed for direct support of scholarships in the current year.
- Awards are made only to colleges and universities; individuals may not apply for scholarships directly from the Foundation. Inquiring institutions may contact the Foundation at any time to discuss eligibility requirements, and to request application forms and guidelines. Formal applications are accepted only at the Foundation's invitation following the initial institutional inquiry.
- The Foundation concentrates its scholarships on students seeking baccalaureate degrees. No grants are made to two-year colleges or professional schools in the programs described above.
- Colleges and universities that apply for a Newcombe Scholarship grant should agree to assume responsibility for grant administration, including adhering to the Foundation's scholarships selection guidelines, monitoring grant funds and reporting fully on program administration. All costs of administering Newcombe Scholarships should be borne by the university or college; funds are not provided for academic or administrative program development, staffing, or support.
- No institution may receive simultaneous grants in more than one Newcombe Foundation program.
- The Newcombe Foundation does not participate in the selection of individual scholarship recipients, which is handled by the colleges and universities that receive Newcombe grants.