University Ladies Club was formed on November 19, 1896 with the stated purpose of “providing social, educational and recreational meetings for its members and to give such assistance to the life of the University as in the judgment of the Executive Council may seem advisable.”
In 1935, Lucille Taylor Moore was elected President of University Ladies Club. She died before she could assume the office. The Lucille Taylor Moore Fund was established in her honor as a loan fund to support students in financial need.
In 1983, the University Ladies Club funded a scholarship known as the Centennial Endowed Scholarship to be awarded to students who are graduates of high schools in the Austin area.
By 1998 the Moore Fund was merged with the Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund. It was then renamed the University Ladies Club Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship. UT Resource Development Office invests the money. The scholarship checks, from the income, are dispersed by the Student Financial Services Office.
The University Ladies Club now awards two or three scholarships each year to students who have achieved academic excellence. This support of the University is made possible by donations and memorials given by our members and friends.
The University Ladies Club Scholarship Committee welcomes donations and memorials. For your convenience, a scholarship donation form is included on the last page of the yearbook. Thank you for helping deserving Austin area students now and in the future. Our club would like to increase the number of scholarships provided each year, but we cannot do it without your help.
2012-2013 University Ladies Club Scholarship Recipients
Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship recipients were:
Natalie K. Craik, Westlake High School, Biomedical Engr/Plan II
Kevin M. Deluca, McNeil High School, Psychology Plan I/Economics
Ryan J. Glidewell, W. Charles Akins High School, Nursing
Nicole S. Kurka, Liberal Arts and Science Academy, Geological Sciences