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Soroptimists seek scholarship applicants

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and Soroptimist Internation of Tahoe Sierra are accepting applicans for three scholarships.

The three scholarships available are the Women’s Opportunity Award, the Violet Richardson Award and the Ruby Award.

The Women’s Opportunity Award is bestowed upon women in the community who provide primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program. The local winners will each receive $2,000 and are eligible to compete at the region and national competitions.

The Violet Richardson Award is a recognition program for young women ages 14-17 engaged in volunteer deeds within their communities or schools. Each recipient will receive $100.

The Ruby Award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work. Each awardees will receive a $100 donation for the nonprofit organization of her choice.

Applications are due by Saturday, Dec. 1, by 5 p.m. For information, contact Pam Barrett at or 530-545-3388 or Sandy Williams at or 530-541-2844. Visit or for instructions and applications for each award.

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