Institute For Women

West Chester University

Alicia Hahn-Murphy
Lawrence Center 220
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2122
Fax: 610-436-3160

Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation was created in 1979

at the bequest of Mrs. Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. The Foundation provides scholarship funds to select colleges

and universities for mature/second career women undergraduate students to complete their education and prepare for careers. To learn more about the Newcombe Foundation, click here.


Each year, WCU receives approximately $35,000 from the Newcombe Foundation to award scholarships to students. Undergraduate women who are age 25+, have completed at least 60 credits, and are currently enrolled in 9+ credits are eligible.

Newcombe scholarship applications are mailed to qualified students once each January, applications are due in March, and award recipients are chosen in April.

Please be sure to visit our Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions.


Questions about Newcombe Scholarship grants should be directed to, or to the Women’s Center at 610-436-2122.