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Soroptimists Seeking Applicants For Education, Training Awards

Local service organization Soroptimist International of Oakdale is accepting applications for its Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women program. This program provides cash grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training. Women are eligible to apply if they have the primary financial responsibility for themselves and their dependents including children, spouse, siblings, and/or parents, are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program, and have financial need. Last year, five deserving women received awards. Women throughout the Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon areas are encouraged to apply for an award.

Apply online at or contact Jackie Hair, Chairperson,, (209) 840-2134. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2019.

Soroptimist International of Oakdale is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Inc.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Soroptimist ( provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment through the work of volunteers in 21 countries and territories. Its Soroptimist Dream Programs (the Live Your Dream Awards and Dream It, Be It) ensure women and girls have access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential. The Live Your Dream Awards has disbursed almost $35 million in awards to tens of thousands of women since the award-winning program began in 1972. Dream It, Be It has helped more than 35,000 girls since it launched in 2015. A 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, Soroptimist also powers, an online community that offers volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.