The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides scholarship funds to institutions that are particularly welcoming to mature women students and that serve them well. The Newcombe Foundation values the programs, initiatives, and aspects of organizational design within these institutions that address the needs of mature women students. The programs featured were not created by Newcombe funding, but are examples of effective efforts by institutions to assist and support mature women students as they navigate the process of earning a college degree.

Featured programs:

  • Mount Aloysius College – December 2016
    Achieving Student Success through Mercy Value
    Infusing the Mercy Values of mercy, justice, service and hospitality into the service-learning curriculum and the lives of students at Mount Aloysius College
  • Wilson College – June 2016
    Providing Access and Support to Single Parent Students
    Designed to enable and encourage single parents to complete their degrees by providing on-campus housing and support
  • Stevenson University – May 2016
    Supporting Adult Students through Personalized Guidance
    Meeting the needs of adult students by offering one-on-one, sustained counseling from enrollment through graduation.
  • Mercy College – December 2013
    Serving the Needs of the Individual Student
    Offering flexible scheduling at several campuses and professional mentors who provide an integrated support system for academic, career and personal growth
  • New Jersey City University – September 2013
    Opening Doors: Providing Support for Mature Students at an Urban University
    Meeting the needs of the non-traditional student through transfer assistance, academic support, flexible scheduling, child care, attention to veterans and a Women's Center for Equity and Diversity
  • West Chester University – August 2013
    Peer Perspective: The Women's Center
    Offering leadership opportunities to non-traditional students through The Women's Center
  • University of Scranton – December 2012
    Caring for the Adult Student
    University of Scranton fulfills its mission of cura personalis or "caring for the whole person" by providing services provided for mature women students.
  • University of Maryland University College – September 2012
    Helping Students Flourish through Innovative Learning and Support Services
    A comprehensive virtual university that combines classroom and distance-learning opportunities with mentoring and support services to meet the needs of adult students
  • Elizabethtown College – July 2012
    Edward R. Murphy Center for Continuing Education and Distance Learning
    Making education more accessible for mature women students by offering accelerated degree programs designed for adult learners.
  • Wilson College – June 2012
    Women with Children Program
    Providing access to higher education for single mothers.
  • The New School for Public Engagement – April 2012
    A Century of Cutting Edge Adult Education
    A university located in the heart of NYC designed to meet the needs of urban adult students.
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County – February 2012
    The Women's Center
    Providing creative programming in a space designated to meet the needs of women on UMBC's campus
  • Towson University – November 2011
    Structuring the Newcombe Scholarship
    Program to Serve Mature Students
    Creating a program that focuses on completion of degrees, forming community, and career goals
  • Saint Joseph's University – August 2011
    Celebrating and Engaging Women at SJU
    Providing valuable opportunities for women through the College of Professional and Liberal Studies and SJU's Women's Leadership Council
  • Columbia University – July 2011
    School of General Studies
    Celebrating 30 Years of Newcombe Scholars
    Gathering alumnae and current Newcombe Scholars to commemorate the thirty-year-old partnership between the Newcombe Foundation and GS
  • Kean University – May 2011
    A Tradition of Serving Non-traditional Students
    Continuing the tradition of providing access and support to mature women students seeking to complete a degree at a high quality public university
  • Arcadia University – March 2011
    Pursuing a Passion for Art: One Student's Story
    Offering individual support to mature women, enabling them to reach their dreams
  • Georgian Court University – February 2011
    Focus on Values – A Mercy Institution Helping Mature Women Realize their Dreams
    Creating a welcoming and supportive campus based on core values of respect, justice, integrity, compassion and service
  • University of Pennsylvania – November 2010
    Bread Upon the Waters Program
    Providing full tuition to a select group of twenty-five mature women who are part-time students at Penn
  • Gannon University – October 2010
    Creating a Community of Mature
    Women Students
    Helping mature women achieve a career in the health professions
  • Marywood University – September 2010
    Nearly a Century of Commitment to Women
    Educating and empowering women through higher education since 1915
  • Hunter College,
    City University of New York
    – June 2010
    Opening Doors to a New Future
    Providing access to affordable, quality higher education for a diverse, urban, international and immigrant population
  • Moravian College – May 2010
    RN to BS Program
    Collaborating with St. Luke's Hospital to provide a BS degree completion program for RNs
  • Gwynedd-Mercy College – April 2010
    A Mercy Tradition of Education and Service
    Welcoming mature women with effective programming, attention to the individual, and a sense of community
  • Bloomfield College – March 2010
    Center for Adult Learning
    Pathways to Earning a College Degree - Balancing Work and Personal Responsibilities
  • University of Maryland,
    College Park
    – February 2010
    Returning Students Program
    Providing academic, financial and personal support to adult students
  • Columbia University – December 2009
    School of General Studies
    Integrating nontraditional and mature women students into the undergraduate population at an Ivy League institution
  • Cedar Crest College – November 2009
    "Three Credits in Two Weekends"
    Intensive weekend course offerings as an option for nontraditional students
  • Neumann University – July/August 2009
    Liberal Studies Adult Degree Program
    Offering opportunities to connect the classroom to the real world
  • Rider University – June 2009
    College of Continuing Studies
    Writing Scholarship Essays Workshop
  • Fordham University – May 2009
    College of Liberal Studies
    Career Services Workshops for Newcombe Scholarship recipients
  • Rutgers University – April 2009
    The Mary I. Bunting Program
    Douglass Residential College
    Creating a community of mature women students and alumnae who offer support and encouragement
  • La Salle University - March 2009
    The BUSCA and ACHIEVE programs
    Serving mature women within the Spanish speaking community, and serving working women who want to earn a nursing degree
  • Widener University - February 2009
    University College
    Focused on serving part-time students
  • Misericordia University - January 2009
    Women with Children Program
    Serving single mothers by providing housing and family support