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Book Awards

The WCLA actively participates in the Wellesley College Book Award program, honoring promising students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

The Book Award program recognizes students--many of whom may not have otherwise known about Wellesley--for their academic leadership and personal contributions to their schools and communities. 

 

The Book: The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, co-authored by Wellesley alum Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The book contains portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history and embodies the spirit of Wellesley’s mission: to educate women who will make a difference in the world. 

To sponsor a Book Award, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Each book is $30.

Join by Mail with a Check
Just send a check payable to "Wellesley Club of Los Angeles" with a note of your name, address, email and phone to:

Emily Peters
Treasurer, WCLA
1532 4th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019

We would like to give a warm thanks to those alumnae who sponsored Book Awards in 2018-2019: 

  • Wendy Bader '83
  • Jennifer Blau '93
  • Marlena Brown '05
  • Linda Dean '81
  • Jda Gayle '13
  • Brigitte Frankel '86
  • Mary McPherson '83
  • Sessen Mengist '15
  • Chris Miller '66
  • Mary Helen Miller '83
  • Rachel Newman '08
  • Rebecca Nounou '07
  • Jacqueline Olivier '82
  • Mai Perches '10
  • Maria Siciliano '83
  • Sesilia Song '94
  • Julia Weinstein '73
  • Jocelyn Williams '86

The Club is always interested in growing its program. If you know of a Los Angeles or Orange County-area high school that would benefit from participating, please send us a note at WCLosAngeles@alum.wellesley.edu

In 2019, the WCLA honored thirteen (13) high school juniors (see below).  Between 2015 and 2019, the WCLA honored high school students with a Book Award at the following schools:

  • Alhambra High School, Alhambra
  • Arcadia High School, Arcadia - Spring 2019
  • The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles
  • Beverly Hills High Schoo, Beverly Hills - Spring 2019
  • Brentwood School, Los Angeles - Spring 2019
  • Campbell Hall, North Hollywood
  • Central City High School (Value School), Los Angeles - Spring 2019
  • Crescenta Valley High School, LaCrescenta
  • Downtown Magnets High School, Los Angeles - Spring 2019
  • Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles
  • John Marshall High School, Los Angeles
  • La Salle High School, Arcadia - Spring 2019
  • LaSerna High School, Whittier
  • Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos
  • Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach
  • Mountain View High School, El Monte
  • New Roads School, Santa Monica
  • North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood
  • Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates - Spring 2019
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates - Spring 2019
  • Pilgrim School, Los Angeles
  • St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano - Spring 2019
  • St. Monica Academy, Pasadena - Spring 2019
  • South Pasadena High School - Spring 2019
  • Troy High School, Fullerton
  • University Prep High School (Value School), Los Angeles - Spring 2019
  • The Webb Schools (Vivian Webb Schools), Claremont - Spring 2019
  • Windward School, Los Angeles