It wasn't always easy

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. 


Women empowering women

Scholarships are just as important today as they were in 1898.  The Twentieth Century Club continues to empower young women to pursue careers in medicine and science.  

"I am extremely grateful I was chosen for this scholarship. This is going to help me with my supplies for the program and the gas expenses that are needed to get to my clinical hospital sites. This helps me worry less about my financial situation and focus more on my studies. I have worked extremely hard to be where I am, and I am exceptionally grateful that I was recognized for it and was given such generous assistance ."

Sydney Endicott

Nursing, Truckee Meadows Community College


"This scholarship gave me the opportunity to continue with my nursing education. Prior to receiving this scholarship, I was struggling to make ends meet. I already work full time as a nursing apprentice. My job is very challenging and rewarding , but it was not allowing me the time I needed to study for my nursing classes. This award gave me the financial freedom to focus on nursing school.

This career choice really speaks to me as it allows so many opportunities to help people and make a difference. Both of my grandmothers were nurses. One worked in an ER for 20 plus years. The other was a military RN. Their dedication to their jobs inspired me to become a nurse. Thanks to this scholarship I am one step closer to graduating this December and one step closer to honoring my grandmothers


Keri Rachal

Nursing, Truckee Meadows Community College



How can I apply?

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.