HOW TO APPLY FOR  AWARDS AND FUNDING

$24,000 for COLLEGE and TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Every year we award 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. For more information contact: Jan Boucher 541-263-0732 janboucher@eoni.com

$5,000 CONTINUING UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is to recognize and encourage the continued educational pursuits of an outstanding young woman of Wallowa County committed to achieving a college, vocational or technical education and who demonstrates potential to be successful in her future career path. Applicants may have already won an earlier Soroptimist scholarship. Applications must be received by June 30th.

For more information contact: Anne Stephens, 541-262-2276 stephens1@eoni.com

To download the application click here.

 

$1,000 to $5,000 LARGE GRANTS

Large Grants are awarded once a year for community projects. 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.   Applications are available at The Bookloft, Wallowa Public Library,  BeeCrowBee or the Soroptmist Thrift Shop. 

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

 

Up to $1,000 COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS

These grants fund various community and individual projects.  They 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. Contact Beth Hough, 541-398-0127 bethhough2@gmail.com for more information.  

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

 

$2,000 FELLOWSHIP AWARD

The Fellowship Award 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.  Applications are available at The Bookloft, Wallowa Public Library,   BeeCrowBee and the Soroptimist Thrift Shop.  

For more information contact Marsha Svendsen 541-263-0663   jmsvend@gmail.com

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

 

$2,000 LIVE YOUR AWARD

Every year we present a 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.  

Contact Amy Stufflefield, 541-398-1068 for more information.

Applications are online at www.soroptimist.org.  Deadline is Nov. 15.