Foundation Announces Grants for 2013-14 Academic Year

Posted on July 15, 2013

July 2013 – The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-three grants for 2013-14, awarding $2,308,147 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,534,333 are designated for student scholarships at forty-two colleges and universities. Within this total, $554,333 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 $770,000 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2013-14.

The 2013-14 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $58.6 million. Based upon thirty-two years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 36,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at one hundred colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,150 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. At last report, ninety-one Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $16.5 million; these funds generated $660,729 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2012-13.