Hampton-Newcombe Scholarship

Laile Hampton came to Warren Wilson College when it was The Asheville Farm School in 1936 at the age of 13. He graduated in 1940. Laile served as President of the Alumni Board and an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of Warren Wilson College from 1979-1981. He helped WWC receive its first radio communication equipment in 1977. He also spearheaded a campaign to refurbish the bell tower and purchase new chimes. He and his wife, Helen Anest Hampton (Asheville Normal and Teacher’s College, class of 1942), established the Hampton-Newcombe Scholarship in response to a challenge grant from the Charlotte Newcombe Foundation. The earnings from this endowed scholarship go to deserving students with demonstrated financial need.