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.