UFC began awarding scholarships in 1937. In 2021 – 2022, we have awarded nine $4,000 scholarships to qualified undergraduate students at UC Davis.
Helping students has been important since UFC's beginning. In its second year (1915), Farm Circle established the Student Loan Fund. In those early days, members helped students in times of illness and need as well as provided a home away from home during holiday seasons. The organization also helped fund a gymnasium, band uniforms, and students' emergency health care.
Fundraisers throughout UFC's history have supported activities like these. One of the most successful early fundraising events was the 1918 Jitney Fair, which included casinos, boxing, and wheels of fortune; over several years, this project raised many hundreds of dollars. Money was also raised through Christmas card sales, card parties, plays, and motion picture benefits.
Recognition of academic achievement included a debating trophy and a rotating scholarship trophy given to the women's residence hall having the highest gradepoint average.
Scholarships have been traditionally presented at the annual Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome. They are awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating high scholastic achievement, leadership, community service, and volunteerism.
UFC works closely with the University in identifying and selecting these high-achieving students through an interview process. Each year the recipients’ names are engraved on plaques that are permanently displayed in the UC Davis Memorial Union.
For more information on UFC scholarships, please contact the Chair:
Janet Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2021 – 2022 Scholarship Recipients: (left to right) Jimena Calderon, Valerie Nyasimi, Valeria Blanco Casteneda, Natalie Laurie, Julinna Chueng, Maya Vargas, Cayla Hanson, Janet Kuzmenko, and Diana Garcia Perez. Photo by Judy Howard
Chancellor May and LeShelle May with the UC Davis scholarship recipients. Photo by Judy Howard