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UFC began awarding scholarships in 1937. In 2021 – 2022, we are awarding nine $4,000 scholarships to qualified undergraduate students at UC Davis (details about previous recipients).

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 (

2019 – 2020 Scholarship Recipients:
(left to right) Rose Cohen-Sandler, Erika Cisneros, McKenna Weitzel, Cozette Ellis, Jennifer Addleman, Madeline Bright,
Yascara Jimenez Chavez

Note: Because of the coronavirus, we awarded
the same scholarships to the five students
who are returning to campus in Fall 2020. 
(Not returning: Erika Cisneros and
Yascara Jimenez Chavez, who both graduated.)

2021 – 2022 recipients will be named at our
Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome on October 7, 2021.

University Farm Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858

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