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Live Your Dream Awards of $3,000 help women trying to build a better life for themselves and their dependents

COURTESY PHOTO: SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL - The local Soroptimist club announced last week that it will be offering a $3,000 grant this year as part of its Live Your Dream Award campaign

The local Soroptimist club announced last week that it will be offering a $3,000 grant this year as part of its Live Your Dream Award campaign.

The nonprofit, which describes itself as a "global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment," provides grants to women who have overcome obstacles and "are trying to get their lives back on track, build a better life and lift themselves and their families out of poverty through education and skills training," according to a press release.

The grant may be used to offset costs associated to education pursuits, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

To be eligible, applicants must be the primary financial supporter for themselves and their dependents; be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training or undergraduate degree program; must demonstrate financial need; must be "motivated to achieve their education and career goals"; does not have a graduate degree; is not a Soroptimist member or employee and has not previously received a Soroptimist Women's Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.

To apply for a grant, visit bit.ly/3mahjhS. For more information, call Soroptimist of Chehalem Valley member, Karen Jones, at 503-580-8262 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to apply for a grant is Nov. 15.


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