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Soroptimist groups offer scholarships

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Do you know a woman who could use $750 to further her education? Each year women who have primary financial responsibility for their families struggle to find decent paying jobs that might cover their expenses. Many of these women are motivated to increase their education or training but do not have the resources to do so. books.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards are designed to help these women. The cash awards are given to women who are seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training or education. These awards are not scholarships, but rather cash awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs. The program starts on a local level with a cash award of $750. It then goes on to regional and international competitions where the award money reaches $15,000.

Each year Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe and SI of Tahoe Sierra offer an award to women in the community who are seeking to better themselves and the lives of their families by continuing their education. This award is a cash award of up to $750, with the winner eligible for similar regional and national awards.

You are eligible to apply for this award if you:

1. Are a female head of household, with primary financial responsibility for supporting your family (including children, a spouse and parent).

2. Are attending, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program.

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3. Have financial need.

4. Are motivated to achieve your educational and career goals.

The deadline to return applications is Dec. 15. Applications are available at the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, Tahoe Youth and Family Services, the Boys and Girls Club, or by calling Diane Imbach at (775) 586-1360.