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Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland

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Welcome to the Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland! Our club was founded in 1939, with the purpose of providing service to the university through the establishment of scholarships funds, specifically the Freshmen Scholarship to women in the Cleveland, Ohio, area attending Ohio University. We also offer the Ruth Fowler Brown Endowed Scholarship to upper class women. To date, we have awarded approximately 290 freshmen and upperclassmen scholarships, totaling over $398,000!

We also promote social contact among our members. The OUWC offers a number of events each year for all members. Our annual events include the Fall Auction and Brunch and the Spring Luncheon. Our major fundraiser is chartering buses to transport siblings to OHIO for Sibs’ Weekend. We also take part in a number of other events around Cleveland, including Cleveland Indians’ games, OHIO game watches and happy hours, WOW! Wade Oval Concert Series, Lolly the Trolley tours, and much more! Our events take place all over the exciting Greater Cleveland area!

There are 14 positions on the Board. Our club also has 4 sections (Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West). Each section holds its own meetings or activities and has a section chair and other officers.

Interested in joining the OHIO Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland? Any woman who has completed class work at Ohio University, the wife of any alumni or former student, or any female friend of Ohio University is welcome to join! A membership application can be found on our website or obtained from  Marcia Day . Please contact me with any questions. Go Bobcats!


Valerie Hillow Gates 

Chapter contacts

Valerie Hillow Gate


President/ Liaison

Lisa Gallagher



Cathy Bathgate


Recording Secretary

Julie Love



Marcia Day


Membership Secretary


Freshman scholarship application

Please click on the links below for more information on how to apply to the Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland's Freshman Scholarship. This year's scholarship application must be postmarked by Saturday, February 9, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the OUWC Student Relations Chairperson at  kelly.baylog@gmail.com.

Scholarship Application
Information for Student Applicants
Information for Guidance Counselors

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