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The University Women’s Club was founded by determined and committed Ohio State University women in 1895.  Almost 125 years later, we have become a diverse organization dedicated to funding scholarships and enriching the lives of our members. Enrichment involves numerous service opportunities supporting The Ohio State University and the surrounding community.

While we are a multi-faceted club, an important focus is scholarship philanthropy and OSU service opportunities. The University Women’s Club (UWC) has been providing scholarship support for almost 70 years. The effect of a scholarship can be life-changing for a student, and we take great pride in supporting OSU students in their educational mission.

UWC has multiple avenues for fundraising, the primary source being “Buckeye Bargains,” a campus retail shop located at 53 West 11th Avenue. In this small but productive space, our member volunteers perform as shopkeepers to both source and sell a variety of Buckeye gear, memorabilia, and decor.  Every dollar goes directly to our endowment funds, enabling UWC to award nearly 30 scholarships each year. Our scholarship recipients have a 100% graduation rate.

Our dedicated members make a difference in the lives of students, our community neighbors, and each other. Please look carefully at our website, learn more about what we do and how we support OSU. UWC is always looking for new creative, determined, and committed women, so please join us.

$ 1 Million
in Endowed Scholarship Funds

The UWC has a combined endowed scholarship funds total of nearly $1 million in market value

1 %
Of recipients graduate

The graduation rate of the students receiving a UWC scholarship is 100%

Our strength resides in the diversity of our members' life experiences and talents, but also in their welcoming spirit, in the bonds created, and in the support they give to one another.

We bring members together in friendship, provide social and cultural opportunities, and support scholarships for OSU women through donations and the proceeds from the Buckeye Bargains thrift shop. Our programs and Interest Groups entertain and enrich us and add pleasure and creativity to life. We embrace our plans for the year ahead as we focus upon our mission.

Scholarship Recipients​

2020-2021

Olivia Schafer

I would like to express my appreciation of your generosity in supporting scholarships at Ohio State. I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Political Science (double major) and on the pre-law tract. As of now, I am unsure what exactly I would like to do with the law degree, but I am interested in a career either in politics or the judicial system. I am from Charlotte, NC, but I chose to attend The University because of their renowned synchronized swimming team. Additionally, my mother is an alumni, and she always spoke highly of her time at OSU. Again, I would like to reiterate my gratitude for your donations and support, it truly means a lot to me. 

Stephanie Boakye Anokye

I am currently pursuing a double major in Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering and Aviation engineering (the piloting Track) I am originally from Ghana, West Africa and from Westerville, Ohio here. I cannot express the joy I had when I had a notification about being a recipient of this scholarship. My degree is extremely expensive because of the flight classes. I have been working two jobs in addition to my full school schedule to be able to afford the tuition. With this scholarship, (Marjorie Fawcett Fund) I was able to register for 18 credits for the spring semester to continue my studies. Words cannot express how much that meant to me. I have had an amazing experience here at OSU. The professors are the best and they make education easy because they are always ready to help you. I am so grateful you gave me the opportunity to have access to the immense resources her at OSU.

Deena Eldaour

Recipient of the University Women’s Club Scholarship

Irene Guggenheim-Triana

Recipient of the Nina Weigel Music Scholarship