The Scholarship

The Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund

In a tradition inspired more than 100 years ago by founding member and past president Mary Munford, The Woman’s Club supports five women each year in the pursuit of a college education with The Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. Mary-Cook Branch Munford, well known in Virginia for advocating for women’s education opportunities, lives on through this program. Recipients of scholarships from The Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund are called Mary Munford Scholars.

For questions about giving to the Scholarship Fund, please contact The Woman’s Club at .

2017 scholarship winner Creyona Macklin exemplifies each of the qualities of a Mary Munford Scholar.

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About The Scholarship & How To Apply

Qualifications

Awards are given to future female leaders who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and commitment to serving their community. Application is open to young women and continuing education students alike. Recipients of this special scholarship are called Mary Munford Scholars.

Scholarship Amount | $5,000/year for five students

In celebration of 130 years of educating and encouraging women’s contributions to the Richmond community (1894-2024), The Woman’s Club has dramatically increased the scholarship to award $5,000 each to 5 students.

Award recipients can reapply, but scholarships do not automatically renew.

Annual Application Schedule 

  • January – March: Applications accepted
  • March 5 at 5:00 p.m.: Application deadline
  • May: Recipients notified
  • October: Winners announced at The Woman’s Club, first fall speaker’s program

How to Apply

The Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund is managed by The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. Applications are available on the Community Foundation website. 

Questions about the scholarship can be directed to The Community Foundation:

(804) 330.7400   

The Woman’s Club Scholarship Leadership

Barbara M. Glenn, Chair, The Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund

Marjorie N. Grier, President, The Woman’s Club