HOW TO APPLY FOR  AWARDS AND FUNDING

SCHOLARSHIPS

Every year we provide college and technical school scholarships to local students.  High school seniors should apply though Enterprise, Joseph or Wallowa High Schools. Deadline for applying is Nov. 15th.

 

LARGE GRANTS

Large Grants are awarded once a year for community projects costing $1,000 to $5,000. These grants support local community projects that would have "significant impacts" in Wallowa County.   The grant should meet the Soroptimist mission: Improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 

Criteria for Application:  1) Contributions will be made only to projects in Wallowa County;  2) Awards will be made in support of health, education, environment, and the advancement of the status of women and children for the betterment of the community;  3)  A project budget is requested and   4)  Preference will be given to projects of program delivery.  Projects including administrative and/or operating expenses will be considered, while awards to individuals will be excluded. 

Awards will be made based upon the availability of funds and needs assessment.  Award requests can range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Awards may be made to more than one recipient.

Deadline for applying is March 15th.   

Contact Janet Pulsifer,  541-398-0189 for more information.  

Applications are available at The Bookloft (Enterprise) , Wallowa Public Library (Wallowa),  BeeCrowBee (Joseph) or Soroptmist Thrift Shop (Enterprise). 

Mail completed applications to Soroptimist International of Wallowa County, P.O. 127, Enterprise, OR 97828 or return to the Soroptimist Thrift Shop.

 

SMALL GRANTS

Small Grants fund various community and individual projects up to $1,000.  These grants cover a wide range of interests.     Your project should meet our mission of "improving the lives of women and girls" in our community.  

Apply by writing a letter describing your project and you must include a budget.   You can apply anytime.

Mail letter to Soroptimist International of Wallowa County,   P.O. Box 127 Enterprise, OR 97828 or return to the Soroptimist Thrift Shop.

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The Fellowship Award of $2,000 is presented to a woman who is continuing her education with a post graduate (Master's or PhD) program.  The Award will be paid in its entirely to the college or university the recipient attends.  

The Fellowship Award will be awarded to any women who:  1) resides in Wallowa County;   2)  established in business or a profession;  3)  conducts her business or practices her profession competently and according to ethical standards;  4)  holds a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited college or university;  5)  presents a plan of worthwhile post graduate study at an accredited college or university leading to an advanced degree or to enhance standing or competence in her business or profession; and  6)  provides such other information as the Fellowship Committee may deem necessary.

Deadline for applying is March 1st. 

Contact Marsha Svendsen, 541-263-0063 for more information.  

Applications are available at The Bookloft (Enterprise) , Wallowa Public Library (Wallowa),  BeeCrowBee (Joseph) or Soroptimist Thrift Shop (Enterprise). 

Mail completed applications to Soroptimist International of Wallowa County, P.O. 127, Enterprise, OR 97828 or return to the Soroptimist Thrift Shop.

 

LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD

Every year we present  a $2,000 cash award to a woman with financial need and who has primary responsibility for herself or family.  She must be attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.  This award is given directly to the winner to be used for books, babysitting, school travel, etc.  

Deadline for applying is Nov. 15th.

Contact Gail Johnson, 541-426,4357 for more information.

Applications are available at the Soroptimist Thrift Shop (Enterprise). 

Mail completed applications to Soroptimist International of Wallowa County, P.O. 127, Enterprise, OR 97828 or return to the Soroptimist Thrift Shop.