Foundation Announces Grants for 2010-11 Academic Year

Posted on July 15, 2010

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty grants for 2010-11, awarding $1,928,717 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,203,500 are designated for student scholarships at thirty-seven colleges and universities. Within this total, $307,000 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at twenty-five institutions. Additionally, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars will receive over $725,000 to continue administration and funding of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2011-12.

The 2010-11 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to nearly $52 million. Based upon twenty-nine years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 30,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,087 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. At last report, Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at fifty-nine universities and colleges had a combined market value of over $11.4 million.