FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 30, 2013
CONTACT: Margaret Light, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3179
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded Wilson College a $27,000 grant to support women students age 25 and older who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree and need financial assistance.
The grant, a $2,000 increase over the 2012-13 funding level, will be split into two funds: $17,000 for the Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students program and a $10,000 endowment challenge grant for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Endowed Scholarship Fund, which helps to maintain scholarships in the future.
Wilson College matches both the scholarship and endowment awards on a one-to-one basis.
Wilson enrolls women age 25 and older through two programs – the Women with Children Program and the Adult Degree Program.
“The circumstances of mature women students are different than those of traditional-age students and can often present challenges to successful degree completion,” said Margaret Light, Wilson’s director of corporate and foundation relations. “Understanding the unique needs of our adult students, Wilson College provides significant outreach and support to this population.”
Located in Princeton, N.J., the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is an independent foundation that began in 1979 as the result of a bequest from its namesake, a Philadelphia philanthropist. The foundation continues Newcombe’s support of students as they pursue degrees in higher education through scholarships and fellowships.
For more information, contact Light at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3179, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson has been named a “Best Value” college in its region for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for providing quality academics at an affordable price. The college has been ranked one of the best regional colleges for undergraduate education for nine straight years by U.S. News.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2012 enrollment of 695, which included 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.