UCLA Faculty Women's Club (FWC)


The FWC annually awards scholarships, including need- and merit-based undergraduate awards, as well as several merit-based awards to graduate students. FWC scholarships have grown from a single award of $25.00 in the 1920s to up to $1,300-$2,500 in 2006-2007. Contributions from members and friends are deposited with the UCLA Foundation; the interest earned on these funds is used for the FWC scholarship awards.

We encourage members and friends to remember loved ones with a gift to the UCLA FWC Scholarship Program. Memorial scholarships in a loved one's honor may be established with a minimum donation of $1,500.

It is very easy to make a donation. . .just download the  Scholarship Fund Donation Form  and mail it with your contribution to FWC, P.O. Box 49363, Los Angeles, CA 90049-0363. Please make check payable to UCLA Foundation/FWC Scholarship Fund. If you have any questions, please e-mail FWC at uclafwc@ucla.edu  with Scholarships  as the subject.

Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Please note

A new law was passed in 2006, called "Tax Free IRA Distribution to Charities." 

"Individuals aged 70 1/2 and older can distribute up to $100,000 of their IRA balance to charitable organizations in 2006 and 2007 without recognizing income and without taking a charitable deduction.  The distribution counts towards the required minimum distribution."

Establishing an endowed scholarship fund in honor or memory of someone would be a wonderful way to benefit a deserving student for many years to come.  Please consult your tax advisor to verify how this will affect your particular situation.

FWC appreciates and thanks you for your generous support. 

Information about how to apply for a FWC Scholarship will be available on the website in Spring 2007.

FWC Scholarships Awarded 2006-2007

The UCLA Faculty Women's Club proudly announces its 2006-2007 scholarship awards to fourteen exceptional UCLA students who will be honored at the February 6, 2007, FWC Scholarship Dinner. 

♦  The Gertrude T. Huberty Warren Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Gertrude Huberty Warren, FWC President 1949-50.  Under her leadership, FWC created the first UCLA Employee Directory that was later adopted as a UCLA publication.  Dr. Huberty, along with Dr. Donald MacKinnon, founded the first UCLA Student Health Department where she served for more than 28 years as the Assistant Director and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.  The scholarship honors an undergraduate or graduate student studying to enter the medical field as researchers or physicians.

This year, the Gertrude T. Huberty Warren Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a graduate student pursuing a M.D./Ph.D. major.

 The Fietta Wilkin Clendenin/FWC Memorial Scholarship

The Fietta Wilkin Clendenin Memorial Scholarship, established by Professor John C. Clendenin in memory of his wife, provides a scholarship every other year for a spouse of a UCLA faculty or academic member who is continuing or completing his or her undergraduate or graduate education.

This year, the Fietta Wilkin Clendenin/FWC Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a Ph.D. candidate in the Psychological Studies in Education division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. 

Graduate Scholarships

 The George and Sári Halász Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was given in memory of Sári Halász, FWC President 1998-1999.  Her presidency was notable for establishing the first FWC Website.  Sári remembered the FWC Scholarship Fund in her will and specified that a scholarship be awarded to a student majoring in the humanities.

This year, the George and Sári Halasz Memorial Scholarship was awarded to a graduate student studying for a Ph.D. in Medieval English literature.

♦  Direct Descendents of Full-Time UCLA Academic Employees or Members of FWC 
Five merit-based scholarships were awarded to graduate students this year.

Undergraduate Scholarships

FWC Scholarships based on merit and need were awarded to six undergraduate students,

including three community college transfers.

We congratulate all of the recipients of FWC Scholarships and wish them well in their educational pursuits at UCLA.

Many thanks to FWC members and friends who contribute so generously to help make these awards possible.



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