It wasn’t always easy for women to pursue their educational aspirations. Ever prescient in recognizing community needs, the founding members of the Twentieth Century Club established a scholarship program aimed at helping young women to further their education at Nevada’s universities and colleges. The scholarship program was established in 1898 with an emphasis on nursing. Today, the emphasis is still the same, providing scholarships for women pursuing careers in medicine and science.
Since the sale of the Twentieth Century Club’s club house in 1980 and the subsequent investment of the proceeds, the Club has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) for young women pursuing medicine, nursing and science programs. The scholarship awards ranged from $100 to $2,500.
“Words cannot express how thankful I am to have been chosen as a scholarship recipient. My education has always been of upmost importance to me, and to be rewarded in this way is very humbling.”
Today, students can apply for the Twentieth Century Club Scholarship through the TMCC Foundation beginning January 1 annually. The priority deadline is March 1. The scholarship awards are based on factors such as scholastic merit and financial need.