A TRADITION DATING BACK TO THE 1930s
The Trinity University Women's Club (TUWC) exists to render service to Trinity University, to maintain a scholarship fund for worthy Trinity students, and to provide an opportunity for forming friendships.
The Trinity University Women's Club awarded its first scholarship in 1935-1936. We have increased the number and amount of the scholarship awards over the years and continue to support deserving students. We hope you will consider making a donation to our scholarship fund.
"I can rest easier with the help of this scholarship, allowing me to focus on being in the moment and truly cherishing my time left at Trinity, rather than worrying about more student loans... I cannot express my gratitude enough. I will go out into the "real world" after graduation a more confident, learned, and experienced woman because of you and the Trinity Women's Club generous scholarship. Thank you, thank you."
The Trinity Women's Club and the Scholarship Fund originated when Trinity University was located in Waxahachie, Texas. During the 1930s, Schwab, Dean of the University, recognized a need for scholarship aid for women attending the school. Women faculty and spouses of faculty responded with the "Egg Basket" tradition. One woman would place a baked item in a traveling basket and give it to another Women's Club member. That member contributed money to the fund for the baked item. She then replaced the baked item with another, such as an apron, a loaf of bread, or other homemade object. The basket was passed among the members until all had an opportunity to contribute and the fund was sufficient to cover a scholarship for a woman student.
When Trinity moved to San Antonio, the scholarship fund tradition continued. Currently, the fund is maintained through personal donations from members. At Christmas, rather than sending cards to each other, a card with a contribution to the scholarship is brought to decorate the Women’s Club tree at the December meeting. The Club also continues its version of the “Egg Basket” tradition with a bake sale. Members support the bake sale by donating baked goods, volunteering to help at the event, and purchasing baked goods.
Become part of the club
The Trinity University Women’s Club is composed of a group of compassionate individuals who are rooted in the values of service, friendship and scholarship. Club membership is open to Trinity University faculty and staff, female spouses of faculty and staff, retirees, and alumnae of the University. Other special requests for membership are taken on an individual basis. Explore interest groups and discover everything the TUWC has to offer.
The beauty of being a member of the TUWC is the opportunity for women from many generations who love TU, to connect, socialize and learn, while supporting students.
From nights out as a Club to culinary experiences to ongoing activities, e.g., Bunco, movie aficionados, and cookbook recipe sharing, the TUWC has a variety of interest groups and is open to creating more. For more information about the TUWC and how to get involved, please contact Marina Lewis, ‘84, interest groups chairwoman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trinity University Women's Club is committed to providing service to Trinity University and its student community. We strive to support students between semesters with fun lunch events for student athletes, the Handbell Choir, summer research students, and others.
Reserve your copy of Cooking TUgether!
This unique cookbook is a collection of recipes and stories showcasing the history and traditions of Trinity University, as well as the Trinity University Women’s Club. Each recipe shares a unique narrative, including Trinity and San Antonio history, personal stories from contributors, and fun food facts. There is a 1945 recipe from the first TUWC President as well as recipes from some of your favorite professors, including Coleen Grissom’s Popcorn and Champagne, and fun facts about campus, such as the history of the Calvert Bells.
From now until April 31, reserve your cookbook for $32.50 (includes tax) each. Shipping is $5.00. All proceeds benefit the TUWC scholarship fund.
To reserve your cookbooks, email email@example.com with COOKBOOK in the subject line.
Look for on campus events beginning in Fall 2021 where the cookbook will be sold. Additional sales opportunities will be available soon.