OAKHURST — Do you need money for college or vocational school? Soroptimist International of The Sierras is looking for applicants for the 2020-2021 Live Your Dream College Scholarship Awards.
“This opportunity helped me pay for some of the final expenses of my degree, which I have now completed. This also gave me encouragement to continue to move forward with the scholarship monies and the support of the local Soroptimist International of The Sierras club,” said a 2016 recipient of the Oakhurst Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards.
The Live Your Dream application opens on August 1st, and must be submitted by November 15th, 2020. Applicants will have to select their zip code before beginning their application; in order to be considered for local club awards please use the Oakhurst zip code, 93644. If you are unable to access the application online, email Live Your Dream Program Chair Joelle Leder-Rule to have one sent to you.
The 2020-2021 Award Luncheon will be held in April 2021, and will include the Live Your Dreams Scholarship Awards, the Women of Distinction Awards and the Women Helping Women Awards. “This annual luncheon is an important part of our local club and mission statement,” Joelle explained, “where we inspire and create opportunities to transform the lives of women with over $3,000 awarded in scholarships.”
To be eligible for the Live Your Dream Scholarship, an applicant must have financial need, as well as:
- being the primary financial support for themselves and/or dependents
- currently attending a vocational training or undergraduate degree
- being motivated to achieve their educational goals.
To see the complete list of applicant requirements or for more eligibility information, visit the Soroptimist website.
For more information about the local Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards visit the Soroptimist International of The Sierras website.
Soroptimist is an International volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Founded in 1921, Soroptimist has approximately 95,000 members in 120 countries and territories. Soroptimist members belong to local clubs which determine community focus projects and programs in addition to supporting organization-wide programs, all of which benefit women and girls.