Further information about all 2012′s Women’s Opportunity Awardees to come soon
Application Deadline for 2012 Women’s Opportunity Awards is December 15, 2012.
To obtain an application, send an email request to email@example.com
Below are the details and history of the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award.
Women’s Opportunity Award Recipient – 2011
The Women’s Opportunity Award is Soroptimist’s most prestigious service award, and was established by Soroptimist International of the Americas in 1972. This award is designed to assist women (with the primary financial responsibility for their families) in obtaining the skills-training and education necessary to improve their employment status and standard of living for themselves and their family. This award, often, offers awardees the opportunity to achieve their career goals—an opportunity they may not have had previously, due to economic barriers or personal circumstances. The women receiving these financial awards may use them for any costs associated with their educational efforts, including tuition, books, child care or transportation. These awards are for women who are currently attending, or have been accepted to, a vocation / skills training program, or an undergraduate degree.
2011′s Women’s Opportunity Award recipient is Serena Gillette, a single mom of 4 children, who has been struggling to make a better life for herself and her children. With her award of $1000, Serena’s goal is to enter the field of early childhood development.