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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Awards Delaware Valley University a Grant for Scholarships

Apr 30, 2019

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Awards Delaware Valley University a Grant for Scholarships

Credit: Delaware Valley University. From left: Delaware Valley University Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Wendy Connuck, Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Associate Executive Director Lindsey G. Bohra, Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Executive Director Dr. Gianna Durso-Finley, and Delaware Valley University Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Keith Richardson.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation awarded Delaware Valley University a $20,000 grant to fund scholarships for students with disabilities. On Tuesday, April 23 representatives from the Foundation visited the University’s campus to meet the students who benefitted from the 2018 to 2019 grant. 

The grant was part of the Newcombe Scholarships for Students with Disabilities program. Six students received scholarships from the grant. The scholarships ranged from $2,000 to $4,000 per student and were matched by the University.

The Foundation honors the legacy of Charlotte W. Newcombe, who was unable to attend college because of a visual impairment, by helping students with disabilities in their quest for higher education. Colleges and universities receive grants from the Foundation and are responsible for the selection of recipients and for scholarship administration, following guidelines established by the Foundation. 

These grants support completion of degrees by students with disabilities who have documented financial need. Scholarships may be applied either to the student’s tuition and fees or to offset the student’s disability-related expenses.

“Delaware Valley University works to serve all learners and create a community where a variety of students can reach their full potential,” said Delaware Valley University Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Wendy Connuck. “We are grateful to the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation for supporting students with disabilities. These scholarships have a positive impact on our students as they work to reach their personal and professional goals.”