Charlotte Newcombe Scholarships

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Today, adult students comprise a large portion of the enrollment at most colleges and universities, with a majority of these non-traditional students being mature women. In 1981, the Newcombe Foundation created scholarship programs for returning or second-career women who were seldom able to qualify for financial aid. For over 35 years, Rider University and the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation have awarded scholarships to hundreds of mature women students.

Undergraduate degree applicants may be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of clarity of career goals, financial need, and academic record.

Apply for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship

New funding received from generous Rider University alumnae, who themselves were Charlotte W. Newcombe scholarship recipients, enables us to now provide FULL TUITION scholarships for eligible students.

Criteria to qualify for scholarship:

  • Woman age 25 or older
  • Undergraduate degree candidates as a part-time student
  • Completed at least half of a baccalaureate degree program (60 credits or more)
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average

The Charlotte Newcombe Full Tuition Scholarship will be applied towards 6 classes per academic year. 

APPLY for the NEW STUDENT Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship 2019-2020

Learn more about degree options offered through the College of Continuing Studies (CCS). Schedule an appointment to take advantage of Rider's free transcript evaluation and learn how your credits transfer by contacting us at [email protected] or calling 609-896-5033.
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We are committed to helping make your education affordable. All Rider University women, age 25 or older, who have completed at least half of a baccalaureate degree program (60 credits or more) with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, are eligible to apply for partial tuition assistance. The scholarships do not reduce any other financial aid. 
APPLY for the CURRENT STUDENT Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship FALL 2019

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