Apply Now for Soroptimist Educational Award Before January Deadline

Posted January 3, 2017 at 8:37 am by

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for two of its major awards.

The “Edu­ca­tion­al Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award” is giv­en to a woman who is a res­i­dent of San Juan Coun­ty, enrolled in an under­grad­u­ate or voca­tion­al degree pro­gram of study. This $2,000 award was cre­at­ed to help women over­come finan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties and bet­ter their lives through edu­ca­tion and train­ing. The recip­i­ent may use the cash award to off­set any costs of high­er edu­ca­tion, such as tuition, books, child­care, and trans­porta­tion. An appli­cant does not need to be the pri­ma­ry wage earn­er in a house­hold to be eli­gi­ble for this award. This is the third year in a row that Sorop­ti­mist of Fri­day Har­bor has offered the Edu­ca­tion­al Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award.

The “Fel­low­ship Award” is giv­en to a woman in San Juan Coun­ty who is return­ing to school for post­grad­u­ate study at an accred­it­ed col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty, lead­ing to an advanced degree. This $2,500 award is open to local women estab­lished in busi­ness or one of the pro­fes­sions who wish to under­take advanced study at an accred­it­ed col­lege or university.

Down­load­able instruc­tions and appli­ca­tion forms are avail­able online at www.sifri.org. Appli­ca­tions for both awards must be mailed to SIFRI, PO Box 2856, Fri­day Har­bor WA 98250, and post­marked by Jan­u­ary 31, 2017. For ques­tions or addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, con­tact Diana Sib­ert, dianasibert@gmail.com or (360) 370‑5269.

All appli­cants will be noti­fied of the judges’ deci­sion in mid-Feb­ru­ary, and the win­ner will be invit­ed to be intro­duced at the annu­al Notable Women’s Lunch in March.

Found­ed in 1996, the Fri­day Har­bor club is part of Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of the Amer­i­c­as, a glob­al orga­ni­za­tion that works to improve the lives of women and girls through pro­grams lead­ing to social and eco­nom­ic empow­er­ment. Fri­day Har­bor mem­bers join with almost 80,000 Sorop­ti­mists in about 120 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries to con­tribute time and finan­cial sup­port to com­mu­ni­ty-based projects ben­e­fit­ing women and girls.

In Fri­day Har­bor the club rais­es and donates over $40,000 and thou­sands of vol­un­teer hours each year to com­mu­ni­ty projects. For more infor­ma­tion about how Sorop­ti­mist improves the lives of women and girls, vis­it www.soroptimist.org.

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