Foundation Announces Grants for 2008-09 Academic Year

Posted on May 15, 2008

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is awarding more than $2.5 million in 44 grants for 2008-09 scholarships and fellowships. Over $1.9 million is designated for scholarships in the current academic year, and an additional $316,000 is offered as matching challenges to build Newcombe Endowments at the funded institutions serving mature women and students with disabilities. The Foundation provided $155,000 in matching challenges to the six colleges in the program for economically disadvantaged students at Presbyterian colleges.

The 2008-09 awards bring the Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to more than $48 million. More than 32,000 Newcombe Scholarships have been awarded at 96 universities and colleges, and 1,009 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been provided through annual grants to the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.