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Soroptimist seek applicants for Womenand#8217;s Opportunity Awards

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to go back to school can now obtain applications for the Womenand#8217;s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist International of Truckee Donnerand#8217;s major service project. Recipients to receive cash grants for educational expenses. Applications are available by contacting Noel Trim at 530-308-3566 or via e-mail at soroptimistnoel@gmail.com. Completed applications and references must be returned to Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner by Dec. 15, 2011.

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Womenand#8217;s Opportunity Awards program has provided 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. The award can be used for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. This year the Truckee Donner club will provide a $1,700 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Sierra Nevada Region level, where one recipient will receive $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards.

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is a volunteer service organization dedicated to creating opportunities that improve the quality of life in our local community and throughout the world with an emphasis on women and girls. Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner is a vibrant, dynamic organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in our local community and throughout the world through service, support, and leadership by mentoring, fundraising, and offering scholarships and awards, and in doing so promoting social awareness, advocacy and action.

For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, call President Lil Schaller at 530-550-5007.

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