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Soroptimist provides three scholarship opportunities for island women

  • Sun Oct 25th, 2020 1:30am
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Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is now accepting applications for its women’s educational and training awards, to be given out in spring 2021. Three awards are available, each with differing eligibility requirements.

The Live Your Dream Award is a major Soroptimist award to help women better their lives through education and training. The recipient may use the cash award to offset educational expenses including tuition, books, childcare, or transportation. This award is available to a woman in financial need who is enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills training program, and who is the primary wage earner in her household for herself and her dependents.

Soroptimist has made $4,000 available for this award, and the recipient of it will become eligible for additional cash awards at other levels of the Soroptimist organization. Applications for the 2021 Live Your Dream Award are submitted online and must be received by Nov. 15, 2020.

The Fellowship Award is given to a woman in San Juan County who is returning to school for postgraduate study at an accredited college or university, leading to an advanced degree. This $3,000 award is open to local women established in a profession who wish to undertake advanced study working toward a master’s or doctorate degree. Applications for the Fellowship Award must be postmarked by Feb. 5, 2021.

The Educational Opportunity Award is given to a woman who is a resident of San Juan County, enrolled in an undergraduate degree or vocational skills training program. This $2,000 award helps to offset the costs of education and training. This award differs from the Live Your Dream award in that the applicant does not need to be the primary wage earner in a household to be eligible. Applications for the Educational Opportunity Award must be postmarked by Feb. 5, 2021.

Soroptimist members, their immediate family members, and past Soroptimist award winners are not eligible for these awards.

For more details and information on how to apply, visit the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor website at www.sifri.org.