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Soroptimists seek applicants for Women’s Opportunity Award

Recipient to receive a $1,000 grant for educational expenses
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How to apply

Applications are available at www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.html. The deadline for applications to be received is Dec. 1. Applications may be mailed to SI South Placer, P.O. Box 2137, Rocklin, CA 95677.

 

Women who serve as the primary wage earner for their family and seek financial assistance to go back to school can now obtain an application for the Women’s Opportunity Award, which will be presented in spring 2013 by Soroptimist International of South Placer.

Since 1972,the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards program has provided women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. The award can be used for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. The South Placer club will provide a $1,000 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist regional level, where one recipient will receive $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards.

Soroptimist International of South Placer is a volunteer organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 2011, the South Placer club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas,where almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women. In addition to participating in the Women’s Opportunity Awards program, Soroptimist International of South Placer has supported middle-school girls through the Girls on The Run Program at Spring View Middle School and foster youth at Sierra College.

For information on membership or regarding the application, visit www.soroptimist.org or email sisouthplacer@aol.com.