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 e-mailed to qualified students in January, applications are due in March, and award recipients are chosen in April.

2015-2016 Newcombe Scholarship Information:

Application (pdf): Due March 16, 2015

Scholarship recipients notified: May 1, 2015

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


Questions about Newcombe Scholarship grants should be directed to