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Soroptimist International of the Kachinas
Formerly known as the Women's Opportunity Award, this is Soroptimist International of the America's signature award program supported by clubs like ours throughout the Federation. Soroptimist International of the Kachinas gives a cash award annually to a woman who is the primary financial support of her family (children, spouse, or parents) and who is enrolled in, or has been accepted to, an undergraduate degree program or a vocational/skills training program. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and must not be seeking a graduate degree. Unlike a traditional scholarship, this award is given to the woman to use as she chooses. The minimum award amount is $1,000 and the winner is eligible to receive awards at the Region and Federation levels of $3,000 and $10,000, respectively.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or you may download both the application with instructions and reference form: Award Application 2016 and Reference Form 2016. Please note: You must save the forms to your computer and open them in Adobe Acrobat. If you fill them out in your browser window and save, the information you type in the form will not save!
Soroptimist International of the Kachinas created this award to honor the memory of the late Renie Branham, an extraordinary club member and friend who inspired many during her life and through her battle with breast cancer. The award is given to a courageous woman who has made a difference in the lives of others, especially women and girls, through her steadfast commitment to all facets of her daily routine while striving to overcome difficult challenges thrust upon her life.
Soroptimist International of the Kachinas occassionally funds grants to organizations focusing on improving the lives of women or girls in the West Valley. Please contact us at email@example.com for an application.