Sunday December 1, 2013
When you were a girl, did you imagine a future filled with hope and promise? But then your life took an unexpected turn, and you were forced to put your dreams on hold? Are you ready to begin your new life?
The Women's Opportunity Awards program assists women who are overcoming personal difficulties and who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
Women's Opportunity Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.
Eligible applicants are women who:
-Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
-Demonstrate financial need
-Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
-Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
-Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
-Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either
For more information on these awards, click here.