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 under the Awards Tab. Read about last year’s recipients.
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 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 honors women who make a difference in the lives of women or girls in the community, 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 Awards tab to find the applications. Questions may be directed to SI Loomis Award Committee at email@example.com. Completed applications should be mailed to SI Loomis Awards, PO Box 1141, Loomis CA 95650 and must be postmarked by November 15, 2022.
The Live Your Dream application is also due November 15 and must be submitted through the portal – www.bit.ly/LYDA-apply. (Scroll down, click “start my application,” and follow the instructions to create an account and begin your application. Select the “Loomis Basin” club.)
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 Dream It Be It Career discovery program for Koinonia Homes for Teens, funds teachers for Loomis L.I.F.E. center for seniors, maintains the Loomis Little Free Library at the Train Depot Park, and supports other local and international projects.