Scholar-Sips wine tasting and silent auction to benefit scholarship fund

The Sixth Annual Scholar-Sips wine tasting and silent auction will be held Feb. 24 at the Student Life Center. (Image provided by Vanderbilt Woman's Club)

The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club will present the Sixth Annual Scholar-Sips from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center. The event, which features a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvre buffet and silent auction, benefits the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship Fund.

Wines will be provided by Village Wines, and silent auction items include concert tickets, gourmet dinners, food-and-beverage gift baskets and spa packages. Other featured items are unique to Vanderbilt, including a day with the Vanderbilt LifeFlight team and the opportunity to ride along in the most state-of-the-art aircraft in the air medical industry.

Vanderbilt athletics fans can bid on a tour of the Vanderbilt football facilities conducted by head coach James Franklin, including personal time with him and the 2012 Commodore football team. The true Commodore fan will want to bid on the opportunity to sound “The Admiral,” the Vanderbilt Commodore ship horn, for each Vanderbilt touchdown scored during a fall 2012 home football game. Also up for bid is the chance for two to ride on the team’s bus, eat dinner with the team and coach, spend the night in the team’s hotel and watch pre-game warm-ups from the sidelines.

Complete details on all of the silent auction items can be found here.

Scholar-Sips is open to the public. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Visit the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club website to download a ticket purchase form. Free parking for the event is available in the parking garage at 25th and Highland avenues.

About the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship

The Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship honors Ada Bell Stapleton, the first dean of women at Vanderbilt, and Blanche Henry Weaver, who served as dean of women, assistant professor of history, director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program and assistant dean of the Graduate School. Over the past 11 years, through the generosity of donors and the club’s fundraising efforts, $125,000 in scholarship aid has been awarded to Vanderbilt students. The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club invites current Vanderbilt sophomore or junior women and men with documented financial need and who are outstanding citizens on campus to apply for this year’s scholarships. Applicants must have a FAFSA on file with the Undergraduate Financial Aid Office and submit the application by noon on Feb. 17. Complete information and a scholarship application can be found online.

About the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club

The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club brings together the women of Vanderbilt University and provides an opportunity for intellectual, cultural and social activities within the community and the university. The club supports and assists the mission of the university and sponsors the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship through fundraising efforts. Founded in 1893 as the Vanderbilt Ladies’ Literary and Musical Club, the name was changed to the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club in 1896. Current membership includes more than 300 faculty, staff, faculty spouses and other members of the greater Nashville community who come together in friendship, fellowship and scholarship. During the academic year, social and educational programming fills the calendar from September through May. Visit the club’s website.

Contact: Terri Hershberger, (615) 343-0755