The Commission for Women voted at their meeting on October 5, 2015, to change the name of "The Girls at Risk Educational Scholarship Program" to "The Los Angeles County Commission for Women (LACCW) Resilience Scholarship Program."
The scholarship program was created in 1999. This is when the Commission for Women hosted an annual Run/Walk event to raise funds for young women. The Commission has taken proceeds from this and other annual events to provide over 300 young women supplemental educational scholarships.
The Commission, as throughout Los Angeles County was hit with economic challenges in 2011. And the Commission has not been able to host the Run/Walk event since 2011. Knowing this could risk the further assistance to young women, the Commission utilized its Women of the Year event, to continue to raise funds for the LACCW Resilience Scholarship Program.
These girls and their special and varied circumstances are given the option to use their funds not solely for tuition, but for other fundamental things such as books, medical insurance, school supplies, child care and clothing.
The goal of the Commission is to have equal representation from each Supervisorial District. Therefore, first-time candidates must reside in Los Angeles County.
The application for the 2022 Educational Scholarship is now available.
Applications MUST be received by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 29, 2022.
We congratulate our past and future Educational Scholarship awardees and wish them all the best in their education endeavors and future careers. For additional information contact us at email@example.com or by phone at (213) 974-1455.