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Soroptimist Live Your Dream Scholarship Applications

OAKHURST — Do you need money for college or vocational school?

Soroptimist International of The Sierras is seeking applicants, beginning on Aug. 1, 2020, for the 2020-2021 Live Your Dream College Scholarship Awards.

“This annual luncheon held each year on the third Thursday in April is an important part of our local club and mission statement where we inspire and create opportunities to transform the lives of women with over $3,300 in scholarship monies. By empowering women and girls through access to education and skills training, the lives of individuals, families, and whole communities can be improved. This money is raised at our Fall Chili Cook Off and Spring Soup and Salad Luncheon events and it is such a joy to see the difference this makes in the individuals in our local community.” said Joelle Leder-Rule, Live Your Dream Program Chair and Past Club President of Soroptimist International of The Sierras.

The deadline to apply online is Nov. 15, 2020.

Start here by choosing your zip code. To apply to the local club, please use 93644 as your zip code.

Please contact Live Your Dream Chair, Joelle Leder-Rule (JoelleLederRule@gmail.com) to have an application sent to you if you are unable to access the online application.  The 2020-2021 Awards Luncheon will take place in April 2021 and will include the Live Your Dream Scholarship Awards, Women of Distinction and Women Helping Women Awards.

Are you eligible? To qualify one must be the primary financial support for themselves and/or their dependents, attending a vocational training or undergraduate degree program, have financial need and be motivated to achieve their educational goals.

For a complete list of requirements or more information, please click here.

Proof of college/vocational school registration is required before monies are given.

“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 past 2016 Oakhurst recipient.

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.

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