wcla_book-award_wellesley-edition-of-norton-anthologyBook Award

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:  A Wellesley College edition of The Norton Book of Women’s Lives, a collection of twentieth century literature of women's lives, including autobiographies, journals, memoirs. A celebration of life itself.  Sponsor names appear on the book plate, and sponsors have the opportunity to write a note to the awardee.


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

  • Nicole Baril '90
  • Jean Billyou '88
  • Eleni Blumenfeld-James '00
  • Zehra Fazal '05
  • Nikki Finke '75
  • Brigitte Frankel '86
  • Elizabeth Friedman '81
  • Brigid Kelly '93
  • Chris Miller ‘66
  • Noelle Miller ‘69
  • Liliana Monge ‘99
  • Jacqueline Olivier '82
  • Nicola O’Shea Kerner ‘87
  • Joi Rideout '82
  • Sarah Stevenson '98
  • Deborah Voosen ‘66

To donate, click here for a $30 Book Award to honor a promising student in the Los Angeles/ Orange County area.

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 eleven (11) 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
  • 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
  • Pilgrim School, Los Angeles
  • St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano - Spring 2019
  • St. Monica Academy, Pasadena - Spring 2019
  • South Pasadena High School
  • The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles
  • The Webb Schools (Vivian Webb Schools), Claremont - Spring 2019
  • Troy High School, Fullerton
  • University Prep High School (Value School), Los Angeles - Spring 2019
  • Windward School, Los Angeles