AWC Educational Endowment, Inc.


The AWC Educational Endowment, Inc. was established to better promote scholarship and the Girls of the Month programs, long supported by the Abilene Woman’s Club.

Our goal each year is to recognize and honor non-traditional students from local colleges and universities through the Abilene Woman’s Club Scholarship and the Ouida Jo Wright Scholarship.

The Endowment was given the 501(c)( 3) status tax exempt status from the IRS. The Endowment is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Another project the AWC Educational Endowment, Inc. sponsors along with the AWC members is the Girls of the Month Program. Each month young women are selected from the local Junior High/Middle Schools by their counselors, and then are honored quarterly by the members of the AWC.


Nelson Scholarship Fund Trust

The Abilene Woman’s Club was appointed to administer the W.A. Nelson and Mary McKenney Nelson Scholarship Trust on January 1, 1976. Scholarships are awarded each year to selected high school graduates of Taylor County, Texas.