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Loomis Soroptimist Education Awards Recognize Women

Sep 23, 2022 12:00AM ● By Soroptimist of Loomis Basin News Release

Eleven Loomis Soroptimist education awards were given to students, teachers and women role models in February 2022. Applications for this year are due Nov. 15. Photo courtesy Soroptimist of Loomis Basin

LOOMIS, CA (MPG)  –The deadline for students, teachers and community leaders to apply for Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin education awards is November 15. Information and applications can be found on the Soroptimist Loomis website

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award: The Loomis club awards up to $1000 to several local women who provide the primary financial support for their families and are enrolled in trade school, community college or higher education to improve their skills and employability. This award conveys the club members’ belief that these women can overcome adversity and have the ability to change their own lives and their children’s lives through further education.  Every year, Soroptimist International distributes more than $2.8 million in Live Your Dream education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world. Apply through the Soroptimist Live Your Dream portal

The Loomis Soroptimist Investing in Dreams Award recognizes girls who demonstrate leadership as community volunteers, especially impacting women and girls. Applicants may be awarded up to $1000, and must attend Del Oro High School and live in the Loomis Basin. The award can be used for trade school, community college or other higher education expenses. Girls in 9th-12th grades may apply.

The Soroptimist Ruby Award for Women Helping Women honors women who make a difference in the lives of women or girls, through their professional or personal efforts. Community members are encouraged to nominate a local role model who is making a significant impact.

Teacher Grant applications are being accepted from elementary school teachers in the Loomis Union School District to support educational projects that benefit students over time. These Loomis Soroptimist grants of $100 - $250 fund special projects that enrich students’ education such as books, music and technology.

Go to the Soroptimist Loomis website to find the applications   Questions may be directed to SI Loomis Awards Committee at [email protected]. Completed applications should be mailed to SI Loomis Awards, PO Box 1141, Loomis CA 95650 and must be postmarked by November 15, 2022.

Live Your Dream applications are also due November 15 and must be submitted through the Soroptimist Live Your Dream portal

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) that invests in education projects that lead to economic empowerment for women and girls. The club awards education grants, leads the Soroptimist Dream It Be It Career discovery program for Koinonia Homes for Teens, funds teachers for Loomis L.I.F.E. senior center, maintains the Loomis Little Free Library at the Train Depot, and supports other local and international projects.

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