Scholarship opportunities for island women….
Vicki from the Soroptimist Club lists the chances for scholarships for local island women:
Soroptimist Awards Available
Fall is awards season for the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor. Local women are encouraged to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award, the Violet Richardson Award, the Ruby Award and the Fellowship Award.
The Women’s Opportunity Award assists a woman in overcoming personal difficulties and improving her life through education and skills training. A woman who is the primary wage earner in her household and is pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree may apply for the award. Applications are available at the Soroptimist website, www.sifri.org., at the Toy Box or by contacting Kristine Odle (firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 378-2414). Completed applications are due by December 15th, 2012.
The Violet Richardson Award honors a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 years to is helping to make our community and world a better place through her volunteer activities. Applications are available at the Soroptimist website, www.sifri.org or at The Toy Box. For more information contact Gretchen Staehlin (email@example.com or 370-5933). Completed applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2012.
The Ruby Award honors a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and girls through her professional and/or volunteer work assisting women and girls. The program enables local Soroptimist clubs and the Soroptimist organization to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways to assist women and girls. Applications are available at the Soroptimist website, www.sifri.org or at the Toy Box. For more information contact Dana Bune, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 378-0857). Completed applications are due by January 15th, 2013.
The Fellowship Award will be presented to a woman who is returning to school for postgraduate study in an accredited college or university leading to an advanced degree (Masters or Ph.D.) The locall winner will receive a scholarship award. Her application will then be submitted to the Northwestern Region of Soroptimist International of the Americas for further consideration of an additional scholarship. Applications are available at the Soroptimist website, www.sifri.org or at the Toy Box. For more information please contact Lenore Bayuk (email@example.com or 378-3636. Completed applications are due by January 10, 2012.
To learn more about Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor or to download applications, visit their website at www.sifri.org.