Soroptimist International seeks applicants for education assistance grants

Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal is looking for women and girls with the courage and strength to pursue their dreams. 

The group is currently accepting applications from women and girls seeking financial assistance for their education or training expenses. 

Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal is offering two categories of financial assistance. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women is for women and girls who serve as the primary wage earners for their family and need financial assistance to continue their education or receive training. The deadline for applying for the Live Your Dream Award is Nov. 15. Live Your Dream recipients can use the award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, or additional skills and training. The cost offset is not limited to books and tuition but can include other education-expenses such as childcare, or bus fare.

The second category of financial assistance, the group’s local endowment award, is for women and girls who are motivated to pursue their educational goals but need financial assistance to achieve their goal.  The monies for the local club awards are derived from member donations and fundraising activities, including estate sales.  The deadline for applying for our local endowment award is Jan. 29, 2022.

Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal will offer up to $5,000 to its award recipients. One of the recipients will then advance to the Soroptimist Northwest Region level where recipients could receive up to an additional $5,000.  The program culminates with an additional $10,000 for three nationwide finalists, selected from the regional award recipients. Nationwide, the Live Your Dream award provides more than $2.5 million in cash awards annually. 

For more information, visit cwsoroptimist.org  or by contact Jacilyn Margeson at jacimargeson@gmail.com.