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Apply Now For “Live Your Dream” Soroptimist Awards

OAKHURST — Do you live in the Oakhurst area? Are you a head of household and attending college?

If so, you are invited to apply for the “Live Your Dream” Education and Training Awards for Women. The local Soroptimist International of the Sierras Club in Oakhurst is now accepting applications for the 2017 awards.

Apply now for a college grant for the Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women.

You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards if you are a woman who:Shelia

  • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Has financial need.
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
  • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
  • Does not have a graduate degree.
  • Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
  • Has a Social Security number or Tax ID number. (This is required for tax purposes and is only necessary if you are a resident of the United States. You will not be asked to share this information unless you have been given an award.)

To see if you meet all of the eligibility requirements, visit to view the application materials.

Please return the application, plus TWO reference forms by Nov. 15, to Soroptimist International of The Sierras Club President:

Joelle Leder
PO Box 41
Oakhurst CA 93644

Soroptimist International of The Sierras is a local service club and part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Its major program — Live Your Dream Awards — provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training.

Since 1972, the award winning program has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women, helping them to achieve their educational goals.

Soroptimist, a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, also powers – an online community offering volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.

For more information about Soroptimist International of The Sierras, contact Club President Joelle V. Leder at or visit them on Facebook.

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