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Women with educational needs sought

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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. Maybe they have money for tuition, but that doesn’t cover childcare, transportation or books.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards are designed to help these women. They are cash awards 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, childcare 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.

The Women’s Opportunity Award is the major service project of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and South Lake Tahoe committed to “making a difference for women.”

Each year Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and South Lake Tahoe offer an award to women in the community who are seeking to better themselves and the lives of their families by furthering their education. This award is a cash award of up to $1,000, 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 parents);

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

3. Have financial need;

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

5. Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries and territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Paraquay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).

The deadline to return applications is December 1.

If you are interested, complete the attached application and mail it to Diane Imbach, P.O. Box 1836, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448. For further information contact Diane Imbach at (775) 586-1666.

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