Live Your Dream (Formerly the Women’s Opportunity Award)

A scholarship is awarded each year to a local woman who is the primary wage earner in her family to assist with meeting career/educational goals.

Step 1: Determine if you are eligible – Eligible applicants are women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for her dependents (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Are motivated to achieve their educational and career goals
  • Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries or territories
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, employee of Soroptimist or immediate family of either

Step 2: Complete the application

It is very important that you first save the writable PDF application file onto your computer or a USB/thumb drive if you are working on a public computer. Otherwise, you risk losing any information you have entered and will need to begin again. Once you have completed the application, select “Save As” from the “File” menu and change the file name (for example, “LYDemailappSIVentura.pdf”) Then click “Save.”

Click here to access the application.

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Obtain References

You will need two different people (NOT related to you) to fill out the reference form. Please email this form to your references and request that they email it back to you when complete.

Click here to access the reference form.

 

 

 

 

Send completed applications (including the application and two reference forms) to siventura@soroptimist.net

Deadline Extended to: January 15, 2017

In case you choose to print and mail your application, the contact info is:

Sherri Tarpchinoff Bennett
PO Box 6133
Ventura, CA 93006

siventura@soroptimist.net
805-910-9620

thumb_VRAApplicationViolet Richardson Award

A scholarship is awarded each year to a local young woman, age 14-17, recognizing her commitment to the betterment of our community through her volunteer efforts. The scholarship is shared with the volunteer organization.

Complete the application

It is very important that you first save the writable PDF application file onto your computer or a USB/thumb drive. Once you have completed the application, select “Save As” from the “File” menu and change the file name (for example, “LYDemailappSIVentura.pdf”) Then click “Save.”

To apply please click here to download the application.

Send completed application to siventura@soroptimist.net

Deadline: February 15, 2017

In case you choose to print and mail your application, the contact info is:

Sherri Tarpchinoff Bennett
PO Box 6133
Ventura, CA 93006

siventura@soroptimist.net
805-910-9620

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Edna Wirt Woods/Ruth Nagel Scholarship

The Edna Wirt Woods/Ruth Nagel Scholarship is supported by fundraising efforts, gifts and donations from our members. This scholarship fund is with the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and was established in 2001.

Our club’s primary directed purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to worthy female Ventura residents who are pursuing a health-related degree or certification at an accredited community college or four-year college or university after graduating from a high school in the city of Ventura, CA. The average amount of the award is $1,000, no demonstration of financial need is required and the minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. To apply for this scholarship click here.

This scholarship was created in honor of two of our club’s long-time members, Ruth Nagel and Edna Wirt Woods. Edna became a member of SIV in 1943 and Ruth Nagel became a member of SIV in 1987. Both of these women were role models for what a dedicated member of a community service organization should aspire to be, and our club is pleased to remember them and to continue to honor their memories with this valuable community service scholarship.