In November 1894 the University of Nebraska Faculty Women's Club was established "to stimulate intellectual and moral development, promote good fellowship among its members, and foster social life at the State University of Nebraska". Mrs. James H. (Flavia) Canfield (Chancellor, 1891-1895) was one of the club's founding members and served as the first president. The club altered its name to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Women's Club in 2010.
The Women's Club began raising funds for University students in 1901. The first scholarships were awarded in 1924 to two female students ($50 each), thus beginning a tradition that continues to this day. Throughout the 120 years of our club's existence, the mission has remained true to the original goals established by its first leaders.