Foundation Announces Grants for 2009-10 Academic Year

Posted on July 15, 2009

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved awards of just under $2 million in thirty-eight grants for 2009-10 scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $904,500 are designated for scholarships at thirty-seven colleges and universities in the 2009-10 academic year. An additional $170,500 has been awarded as matching challenges to build Newcombe-endowed funds at twelve selected institutions serving mature women and students with disabilities. Finally, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars will receive a grant of over $725,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program in 2010-11.

The 2009-10 awards bring the Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to just over $50 million. Based upon institutional reports to the Foundation, over 30,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-seven colleges and universities. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-seven universities and colleges had a combined market value of over $11.3 million. Also since 1981, 1,067 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been provided through annual grants to the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.