Commission Events

The Los Angeles County Commission for Women's Resilience Scholarship Program





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 in order to provide over 300 young women supplemental educational scholarships.

The Commission, as throughout Los Angeles County was hit with economic challenges in 2011. The Commission was not been able to host 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 still 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 such fundamental things 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.

Application for the 2022 Educational Scholarship is now available. Applications MUST be received by email at laccw@bos.lacounty.gov no later than April 1, 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 (213) 974-1455 or email the Commission at laccw@bos.lacounty.gov.




Commission Events

Announcing the 2022 Women of the Year Honorees


On Monday, May 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Commission for Women will host its 37th Annual “Women of the Year” Awards and Scholarship Ceremony honoring Women’s History Month at The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles.  

This in person and virtual event is the Commission’s only fundraising event and proceeds provide funding that promotes vital outreach “Educating, Motivating and Inspiring Women,” as well as to fund critical educational scholarships.

Event Location:
The Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
California Ballroom
711 South Hope Street
LA, CA 90017


This year’s Honorees are:

Supervisor Honorees
Rosa Soto, First Supervisorial District
Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, Second Supervisorial District
Stephanie Klasky – Gamer, Third Supervisorial District
Cristina Lujan, Fourth Supervisorial District
Beatriz Porto, Fifth Supervisorial District

 President’s Award
Dr. Barbara Ferrer

 At Large Honorees in the Following Categories
Kelli Dillon, Law/Public Safety
Cynthia McClain-Hill, Business/Labor
Lourdes I. Ramos-Rivas, Ph.D., Arts/Media
Kellie Todd Griffin, Health
Lauren Trosclair  Duncan, Veterans
Cindy Wu, Education


We appreciate your support in providing outreach and assistance to the women in Los Angeles County: become a Sponsor and join us in this grand celebration of the 37th Annual “Women of the Year” Commemorative Celebration.  

If you have any questions, please contact Commission staff, at Laccw@Bos.Lacounty.Gov or (213) 974-1455.


To purchase tickets visit: Https://Bosevents.Lacounty.Gov/