Scholarship Programs

No grants are made directly to individual students.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation provides partner institutions with scholarship funding through four programs:

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships encourage original and significant study of ethical and religious values in all areas of human endeavor. Awards are based on a rigorous national competition administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. For the 2016-17 academic year, twenty Newcombe Fellows have each received a $25,000 stipend for a year of dissertation writing.

Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students support completion of bachelor’s degrees by women who are twenty-five years of age or older who need financial assistance at selected colleges and universities. During 2015-16, Newcombe Scholarships averaging $2,858 were awarded to 665 students at thirty-seven colleges and universities.

Newcombe Scholarships for Students with Disabilities support completion of degrees by students with disabilities who need financial assistance at selected colleges and universities. During 2015-16, Newcombe Scholarships averaging $1,385 were awarded to 387 recipients at ten institutions.

Special Scholarship Endowments support completion of degrees by economically disadvantaged students at a select group of institutions. During 2015-16, these endowment funds provided Newcombe Scholarships averaging $2,744 to 147 recipients at eighteen institutions.

Students should note that the Newcombe Foundation only makes grants to universities, colleges, and one major foundation partner; these organizations select recipients and distribute Newcombe awards.