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Newcombe Foundation Partnership Benefits Students with Disabilities

Posted on 7/13/2020 1:24:33 PM

RADNOR, Pa. (July 13, 2020)The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded Cabrini University a $10,000 grant to assist full- and part-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, qualify for accessibility services through Cabrini’s Disability Resources Center (DRC), and meet other academic criteria. The 2020-21 academic year will mark Cabrini’s first year of partnership with the Foundation’s Newcombe Scholarships for Students with Disabilities program.

“This grant recognizes the supportive services that you provide for students with disabilities, while acknowledging the difficult economic circumstances many of them face, and is intended to affirm selected recipients and to mitigate some of their unmet financial need for education-related expenses,” said Gianna Durso-Finley, PhD, Executive Director of the Foundation.

Eligible students must apply with Cabrini for a Newcombe Scholarship by August 1, 2020. Please contact Kimberly Boyd, PhD, at kboyd@cabrini.edu for additional information.

“We are very pleased to join this new partnership with the Newcombe Foundation, which carries a strong legacy of advocacy and support for higher education access—particularly for students with disabilities,” said Kathleen Johnson, Director of Cabrini’s Disability Resource Center. “Cabrini prides itself on providing an enriching and accommodating learning environment for each of its students.”

Newcombe Scholars can direct the funds toward tuition and other education-related expenses, such as enhanced DRC services through the Access Plus Program.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation is an independent foundation that began in 1979 according to the living will of Charlotte Newcombe, a Philadelphia philanthropist. Newcombe had a passion for higher education, and her Foundation has awarded grants totaling $70.8 million since 1981. One of several different types of scholarships offered by the Foundation, the Newcombe Scholarships for Students with Disabilities support completion of degrees by students with disabilities who need financial assistance at selected colleges and universities.

About Cabrini University

Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,700 undergraduates in more than 40 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 700 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.