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Center for Women and Gender Equity


Contact Center for Women and Gender Equity  

Center for Women and Gender Equity

705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 220
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2122
Fax: 610-436-3160

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm


The following scholarships are available for West Chester University students. Scholarship eligibility and deadlines vary.

Non-Traditional Students

Alice Conway Memorial Scholarship

The Alice E. Conway Memorial Scholarship was established in July 2006 to honor the memory of a beloved member of the West Chester University staff. Alice served the University with distinction for many years, and always provided great comfort, support, and valuable assistance to faculty, staff, and students. She was a member of the Division of Academic Affairs staff for close to two decades before joining the Division of Student Affairs in 1999, where she oversaw the administrative operations of the Counseling Center. Her humor, genuineness, warmth, and care for others were valued traits, and she brought welcomed relief to the many students who passed through the Counseling Center. The University honored Alice in 2003 with the Civility Award in recognition of her untiring dedication to others. After her untimely death, her family, friends, and colleagues created a scholarship in her name to memorialize and honor her "mothering" presence to so many at the University.

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: A student who is a parent, guardian, or part of a custodial relationship with a child or children who are under the age of 18
  • Applications: Applications for the scholarship are available in February of each year

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.

Jane Swan Scholarship

The Jane Swan Scholarship is given each year to a student who demonstrates superior academic achievement and steadfast dedication to improving the lives of women. Jane Swan was the Director of the Women's Center from 1977-1981. Her hard work secured a central location, budget, and graduate student support. In 1979, Jane Swan was instrumental to starting drop-in childcare at the Women's Center to support parenting students. She was especially committed to supporting non-traditional women students at WCU.

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: A non-traditional woman in her third or fourth year at the University
  • Applications: Applications for the scholarship are available in February of each year


Graduate Students

Institute for Women Graduate Grant

The Institute for Women Graduate Grant

  • Amount: $750
  • Eligibility: A female graduate student enrolled in a Master’s Degree program who exhibits high academic achievement, contributed to field of student, and a record of community, church, or other leadership
  • Applications: Applications are available on the Financial Aid website

External Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for women students. These scholarships are not managed by the CWGE. Please contact the organization managing the scholarship for more information.

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