The Faculty Women’s Club was established when 20 brave faculty wives responded to the call from the first president of UBC, Frank F. Wesbrook (1913-1918) over a hundred years ago. The university had opened its doors to welcome women students, and the new club was tasked with ensuring that the new female students had accommodations that were safe and inviting. Philanthropy was the driving force that enabled them to form a club and to raise funds to establish the first Faculty Women’s Club’s Anne Wesbrook Scholarship in 1917.

Over 100 years on the UBC campus makes the Faculty Women’s Club the oldest university service organization which still maintains a focus on the well-being of the students. Our membership has established fifteen student awards which we continue to service annually, through fund-raising efforts and bequests. Members of the FWC hope that our efforts and awards will help transform the students of today into future leaders of our society.

If you are interested in establishing an award under the banner of the Faculty Women’s Club, or making a bequest, please contact us. We’d be happy to assist you through this process.

How to Donate

FWC Scholarship Donations are tax deductible and you will be issued a tax receipt by the UBC Development Office.

To donate online, go to

  • Under “Direct my gift to,” select the drop-down arrow on the right-hand side and select “Other.”
  • In the space below type Faculty Women’s Club Scholarships to donate to the general scholarship fund (or you can specify the name of the specific scholarship or specify Faculty Women’s Club Childcare Bursary.)
  • Select One Time; Click “Other” and enter the amount of your donation then Click Continue.”
  • Enter your personal information and continue to finalize your donation.

For mail in donations, all cheques for FWC scholarships or bursaries should be made out to UBC, with a note on the memo line indicating which scholarship or bursary the cheque should be applied to, and then sent to:

Cecil Green Park House
University of British Columbia
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

How to Apply for Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty Women’s Club Scholarships & Bursaries.

Although the club services the endowments, we do not adjudicate the awards. Various UBC departments, including Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid office. We suggest that you make an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor to apply for financial resources. 

We wish you success in your studies!

Questions About Scholarships

If you have questions about scholarships please contact us here!