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Applications now accepted for Soroptimist scholarship

Submitted by Mary Sivila

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley is now accepting applications for the "Live Your Dream Award" for women who are the primary financial supporters of their family and wish to boost their quality of life through additional schooling and skills training. Soroptimist International is a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The nonprofit will present two awards of up to $1,500 to help local women improve their economic situation.

Candidates must be working to obtain an undergraduate degree or gain skills in a vocational training program. The award money can be used to assist with tuition, books, childcare, transportation, or any other education-related expense.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit http://www.sigv.org to fill out an application. The deadline is November 15, 2018. Winners will be celebrated in January. Qualified winners will move forward for a regional award of up to $5,000 and in turn could continue to the national and international levels for up to $10,000.

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley relies on charitable donations to supports its programs. They serve chicken teriyaki bowls at the Nevada County Fair and organize The Day for Women conference in conjunction with Sierra College as part of their annual fundraising projects. For further information, contact Mary Sivila at 530-346-7192.

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