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Cash Grant to aid Women Seeking Financial Assistance For Educational or Training Expenses
Contact: Aleta Dirdo, 760-726-4486 and email@example.com
October 13, 2017 – VISTA, CA— Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women (formerly the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards). Applications are available at the Soroptimist International of Vista, North County Inland (SIVNCI) website, http://www.soroptimistvista.org, or by contacting Aleta Dirdo, firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is November 15.
The SIVNCI club will provide a cash grant of an amount yet to be determined to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Desert Coast Region level, where recipients could receive up to an additional $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards.
For its 2016-2017 fiscal year, SIVNCI awarded $5,000 apiece to three local college students.
Recipients can use the Live Your Dream Award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense.
The Live Your Dream Award provides more than $1.6 million in cash grants to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the program’s inception in 1972, approximately $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. A study conducted by The Fels Institute of Government, a research and consulting organization based at the University of Pennsylvania, confirmed the efficacy and impact of this program. It improves the recipients’ quality of life; builds their confidence; strengthens their self-determination and makes them want to, in turn, help others. Helping women in this way has the demonstrated effect of leading to stronger communities, nations and the world.
ABOUT Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland: Founded in 1953, the SIVNCI 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. SIVNCI 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. Soroptimist, a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, also powers LiveYourDream.org—an online community offering offline volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.
September 24, 2017, Vista, CA–-Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland is seeking applications for this year’s Live Your Dream Awards. Applications are available online now (link HERE), and the deadline to submit is November 15, 2017.
The Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women provides women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. Recipients can use the award for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. Each year, over $2 million is provided in cash grants to women in need.
Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families—leading to stronger communities, nations and the world.
The Live Your Dream Award starts at the club level where award amounts vary. Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland will provide cash awards (amount to be determined) to eligible applicants. Club-level recipients then become eligible for region level awards granted in each of Soroptimist’s 28 regions. The first-place region recipients then become candidates for one of three $10,000 finalist awards.
Applications are available for downloading here: Applications
Deadline: The deadline for submission is November 15.
Soroptimist International of Vista & North County Inland is holding a “Wine & Jazz” FUNdraiser on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Carruth Cellars Urban Winery at at their 320 S. Cedros Avenue location in Solana Beach from 5 pm to 9 pm. (Note: event is NOT at their other location on Cedros). Donation of $25 requested, includes admission, appetizers, 2 glasses of wine and live music by PCH Jazz band. Event is co-sponsored by ServPro of Carlsbad and Brightview Landscaping. RSVP via ONLINE reservations HERE
(You can also RSVP via email to Eden Weinberger at email@example.com.) Your donation will support Soroptimist’s mission to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
On Saturday, June 24, the installation committee prepared and hosted a light hearted and enjoyable afternoon. Judy Gregorie secured the beautiful South Patio at Vista Valley Country Club. We dined on delicious chicken salads. Dee Dee Timmons brought together all the important details, the plaques, the congratulatory cake and emceed the day. She presented the outgoing Presidents gift: a stay at California Adventure, Disneyland for an overnight. Kaye Van Nevel introduced the incoming officers with cartoon metaphors and photos. She conducted the installation ceremony. We were honored by the attendance of Terry Rose, our District II Director.
Lani Beltrano and Thora Soyland, Co-Presidents
Assly Sayyar, President-Elect
Judy Gregorie, Secretary
Pat Origlieri, Treasurer
Aleta Dirdo, Assistant Treasurer
Runa Gunnars, PROGRAMS
Cherie Wilson and Melinda Jarrell, FUNDRAISING
Sherry Luz, MEMBERSHIP
Catherine Manis, PUBLIC AWARENESS
Lani Beltrano, (as a Co-President of the Club)
Eden Weinberger, One Year
Sherry Luz, One Year Alternate
Thora Soyland, Two Year
Dee Dee Timmons, Two Year Alternate