Posted on July 12, 2019
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation awarded a grant of $35,000 to Abington as part of the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students program. This award builds on a history of funding to Penn State since 1982.
Abington will match the funds 1:1, for a total impact of $70,000 in scholarships during the 2019-20 academic year.
The goal is to support some of Abington’s most financially vulnerable learners, adults who comprise about 20 percent of the student population. Often without family members able to provide assistance, many adult students work to support themselves and their children; commute from Philadelphia to Abington; and struggle to balance the demands of family, school and employment.
The Newcombe Foundation, an independent foundation based in Princeton, New Jersey, was founded in 1979. It continues the lifelong interest of Charlotte W. Newcombe in supporting students pursuing degrees.