Women’s Opportunity Awards

If you’re a woman student and a parent, the below award opportunity might be of interest:

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.

Each year, more than $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Women’s Opportunity Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2014.
Please visit http://www.soroptimistvancouver.org/womens-opportunity-awards/for more information. The application form is found at http://www.soroptimistvancouver.org/woa-application/

If you have any questions please contact Pat McKenzie at patmcken@telus.net re WOA

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