The University Ladies Club

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.”

The President of University Ladies Club elected in 1935 was Lucille Taylor Moore, who 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, 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 and then renamed the University Ladies Club Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The UT Resource Development Office invests the money. The Student Financial Services Office disperses the scholarship checks.

The University Ladies Club now awards three or four 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.

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 and on the Scholarship page of the website. 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.

President’s Message

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at Westwood on September 9th to begin another fantastic ULC year. Our Program Committee T.J. Campbell and Dorothy Foster have hit the ball out of the park in planning interesting programs and excellent venues for our meetings. Our first meeting is a great time to catch up with friends and make plans for your favorite interest groups. You will want to pick up your new yearbook so you can mark your calendars and get your reservations in before each deadline. Remember, you can invite friends and prospective members to be your guests at any of our scheduled events. Our general meetings and interest groups are a wonderful way to meet interesting women with so many talents. There is truly something for everyone, and we are always glad to see you. Don’t forget to let Jane Downer, or any of the Executive Council members know if your information changes or if you have news to share about a member.

So many of you remember or honor friends and loved ones with donations to the ULC Centennial Endowed Presidential Scholarship. Because of your generosity, we are able to bestow two or more scholarships each year to very deserving UT students. What an inspiration they are to us all!

Betty Walton


The University Ladies Club 2015-16