The scholarship awards are given to women who are striving to learn new skills and obtain an education, with the goal of improving employment status and standard of living, both personally and for her family. Last year, scholarships were awarded to three women in the amount of $1,000 each, plus a $100 gas card.
Soroptimist International of The Sierras Live Your Dream Award recipients in 2015 were Elena Penkoff, Jenna Legge, and Jennifer Mearse.
The deadline to apply for the award has been extended until Thursday, Mar. 3. Soroptimists ask that community members please share this information with friends, family or someone who might be elegible for this scholarship award.
Since 1972 the Soroptimists Live Your Dream Awards has dispersed over $25 million dollars to more than 10,000 recipients who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, and other challenges. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any expense associated with their efforts to obtain a higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.