UFC began awarding scholarships in 1937. In 2023 – 2024, we awarded nine scholarships to qualified undergraduate students at UC Davis on October 4, 2023.
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.
For more information on UFC scholarships, please contact the Co-Chairs:
2023 – 2024 Scholarship Recipients: (left to right) Madison Wong, Mindy Tran, Carmen Flores, Mariana Perez Sierra, Maria Del Carmen Morales Arellano, Evelyn Aguilar. Missing from photo: Darya Einollahi, Michael Ivener, Heather Li. Photo by Deanna Lee.