Neumann University Receives $102,000 Scholarship Grant

Neumann University students on campus
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Neumann University students on campus

The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust has awarded Neumann University a grant of $102,000 to fund undergraduate student scholarships in 2022-23.

Scholarship funds between $2,000 to $10,000 per year may be used to cover tuition, room, board, or books for students who meet the eligibility requirements.

The grant will assist between 11 and 51 Neumann University undergraduate students in 2022-23.

The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust scholarship grant targets full-time undergraduates, in good academic standing, with a GPA of at least 2.5 and with demonstrated financial need.

Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents and have a permanent home residency in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties, or in the city of Camden, New Jersey.

In its decades-long support of college undergraduates, the Trust has provided scholarship grants of more than $1.8 million for Neumann students.

“Many of our students are the first generation in their families to attend college,” explained Dr. Chris Domes, Neumann’s president. “This generous gift from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust will allow a good number of them to move significantly closer to a college degree and a solid economic future for their families.”

Approximately 99 percent of undergraduate students at Neumann University receive some form of financial aid, including federal grants, student loans, and private scholarships.

The university has a total enrollment of 1,738 undergraduates and offers bachelor’s degrees in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing.

The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust is a private foundation established by William Wikoff Smith in 1977.

Smith was president and chairman of the board of Kewanee Oil Company.

The Trust makes grants in the Greater Philadelphia region to support basic needs, college scholarships, maritime heritage preservation, and medical research primarily in heart disease, cancer and AIDS.

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