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Application Period For 2023 Has Now Closed

Open 4/15/23 – Closes 6/30/23 


The Woman’s Century Club is a social club focused on women’s history, the arts, education, and community service. Our club provides a place of connection and inspiration for women of all generations and walks of life. We seek to honor the history and traditions of the past while investing in the young women of the future.

The club was founded in Seattle in 1891 by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt and other female pathbreakers, including Seattle’s first woman superintendent of schools and the first woman to graduate in law from Yale. You can learn more about the club and our history on our website. 

Each year we award one scholarship to an outstanding student whose application and supporting materials best meet our standards and who exemplifies the traditions of female leadership and service that were important to our club’s founders. The scholarship for 2023 is $2,500.  The award includes membership in the Club through the end of 2024.

Scholarship funds awarded by the WCC are intended to help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies or required equipment for courses at your educational institution leading to a degree.  The funds are not intended to be used for room and board, travel, optional equipment or other studies.

Application process: 

  • Fill out the online application form with all questions answered (see below). 
  • Submit a currently dated letter of recommendation from an individual who can tell us about your motivation for pursuing your stated career goal through your academic choices, volunteer work, employment, etc. (May be from a professor, counselor, employer, volunteer supervisor, etc. and it should include their email address and phone number.) (This letter will need to be scanned and uploaded via this page). 
  • Submit your current academic transcript (this can be an unofficial transcript and will need to be scanned and uploaded via this page).  
  • Applications will be accepted from April 15 through June 30. No late applications will be accepted, so please make sure your complete application has been submitted and supporting documents uploaded via our website no later than June 30, 2023 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.   
  • The scholarship recipient will be notified by email by August 31, 2023.
    The awardee will be invited to attend our Fall Reception on October 20, 2023, where she will receive her scholarship check and will be welcomed to the club along with our other new members. Scholarship recipients are asked to attend a club meeting via zoom or in person about one year post-graduation to provide the club with an update on their career and achievements.  

If you have any questions, please email:

Scholarship applicants must be female undergraduate or vocational students enrolled in a college or university in King County, WA. They must have adequate academic hours to be enrolled in the fall of 2023 in the final year of their program of study.   

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(Must be enrolled in final year of school in the Fall of 2024 and graduate by June 2025)

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