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