Women's Opportunity Award
The Women's Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist's major project. Through the program, clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women 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. Each year, about $1.5 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization. Recipients of these awards—many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse—may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.
Eligible applicants must be women who:
- provide the primary financial support for their families
- are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
- demonstrate financial need.
Since the Women's Opportunity Awards program began in 1972, more than $25 million has been disbursed to help tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families.
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra provides a $2,000 award on an annual basis. Our club's winning application is then forwarded to the Sierra Nevada Region level for further competition.
If you or someone you know qualifies for this award....apply!
- WOA Application (Please note that the application deadline is Dec. 1)
- WOA Reference Form #1
- WOA Reference Form #2
- WOA Fact Sheet
Completed application forms and two refences are due to Awards Chair, Sandy Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail your forms to:
Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra
Attn: Sandy Williams, Awards Chair
PO Box 18727, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Applications are due December 1
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