VISTA, CA— Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland (SI Vista NCI) is seeking women who are the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or training to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Qualifying women can apply online at https://bit.ly/32veD5K. The application deadline is November 15. Soroptimist clubs throughout San Diego County are working together and collaborating with local colleges and trade schools in an effort to seek out qualified applicants. For information or help filling out the application contact Eden Weinberger at [email protected].
Each local Soroptimist club sets its own award amounts based on the amount the club has raised for their award through its various fundraisers. Last year, SI Vista NCI awarded cash grants totaling $18,000 to six women attending local colleges.
Recipients must demonstrate need and be enrolled in a college or training program. They can use the cash grant to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, transportation, rent and food.
Founded in 1953, the SI Vista NCI club is part of Soroptimist International, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. SI Vista NCI members join with more than 110,000 members and supporters in 21 countries and territories investing in the dreams of women and girls through access to education. Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.6 million in education grants to about 1,700 women all over the world. 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.