Foundation Announces Grants for 2014-15 Academic Year

Posted on August 15, 2014

The Trustees of The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have approved forty-two grants for 2014-15, awarding $2,338,661 for scholarships and fellowships.

Grants totaling $1,558,833 are designated for student scholarships at forty-one colleges and universities. Within this total, $592,833 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 $779,628 to continue administration of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships program through 2014-15.

The 2014-15 awards bring the Newcombe Foundation’s cumulative grant awards since 1981 to $60.9 million. Based upon thirty-three years of institutional reports to the Foundation, over 37,000 Newcombe Scholarship awards have assisted students at ninety-nine hundred colleges and universities. Also since 1981, 1,172 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships have been funded through annual grants to the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. At last report, ninety-seven Newcombe-endowed scholarship funds at sixty universities and colleges had a combined market value of $19.2 million; these funds generated $721,000 toward Newcombe Scholarships in 2013-14.