Foundation Announces Grants for 2011-12 Academic Year

Posted on July 15, 2011

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2011-12, awarding $2,180,717 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,430,500 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $488,500 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at forty institutions. Additionally, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars will receive over $750,000 to continue administration and funding of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2011-12.

The 2011-12 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $54 million. Based upon thirty years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 33,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,107 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-eight colleges and universities had a combined market value of over $14 million.