Women’s Opportunity Award application deadline Dec. 1

Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap is seeking qualified applicants for its Women’s Opportunity Award for 2013.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families, by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Many recipients have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Eligible applicants:— Provide the primary financial support for her family (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents) Have financial need.— Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.— Reside in Kitsap County.— Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award.— Is not a Soroptimist member, employee or immediate family member of either.

Each year, more than $1.5 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of Soroptimist International. The awards may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.

To apply for the opportunity award, go to and visit the “Awards & Scholarships” section and fill out the online form. Deadline for applications is Dec. 1.

Call Committee Chairwoman Teresa Costa at (206) 842-1869.


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