Gannon Alumna Establishes Scholarship to Help Women Return to College

Posted: April 17, 2013

Gwen Garbarino, Esq., a 1982 graduate of Gannon University, has made a $50,000 gift to her alma mater to create a scholarship that will benefit mature women students.

The Garbarino Family-Newcombe Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Mature Women Studentswill help financially deserving female students pursue undergraduate degrees at Gannon University.

The Garbarino family’s generous gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation of Princeton, N.J., and specifically will benefit female students at Gannon who are 25 years of age and older. Scholarship recipients must also have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5.

Gwen Garbarino graduated summa cum laude from Gannon with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and in 1985 earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University. She currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel for Eden Inc. of Knox, Pa. She is also of counsel for Garbarino, Neely, Hindman and Huwar, LLP of Clarion, Pa.

Gwen Garbarino and her husband, Barry, live in Sante Fe, NM.