About

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 (first awarded in 1935-36) for worthy Trinity students, and to provide an opportunity for forming friendships. We hope you will consider making a donation to this scholarship.

 

The Trinity University Women’s Club Scholarship is provided to two students each year.

"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."

Mary Kathryne Kelly ’18

History 

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.


Interest Groups

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 mlewis5922@aol.com

  • Reserve your copy of Cooking TUgether!
    hardcover book shows Cooking TUgether book cover

    The TUWC cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the beauty of Trinity on each page. There are more recipes from Oakmont Court, including Coleen Grissom's Popcorn and Champagne. You can view a 1945 recipe from the first TUWC President, explore recipes from some of your favorite professors, and more!

    From now until April 1, 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 recipes@trinity.edu with COOKBOOK in the subject line.


Signature Events


Membership

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 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

Group photo of the Trinity University Womens Club