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Grant will fund scholarships for students with disabilities at DelVal


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 benefited 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.

The 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.