Foundation Announces Grants for 2012-13 Academic Year

Posted on August 15, 2012

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2012-13, awarding $2,210,060 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,467,000 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $508,000 will be in the form of matching challenge grants to build Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at thirty-nine institutions. Additionally, the Institute for Citizens & Scholars will receive over $740,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2012-13.

The 2012-13 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $56.3 million. Based upon thirty-one years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 35,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-eight colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,128 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 $15.4 million and had generated $582,191 for Newcombe Scholarships in 2011-12.