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ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL AWARD APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW
SPONSORED BY SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF BEND (SI BEND)
BEND, OR, September 20, 2019:
Applications for the “Live Your Dream” Awards offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1 until November 15, 2019.. Applications are available online at www.sibend.org. A minimum of two $2000 educational awards will be given. One of the scholarships is specifically set aside for a Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) member in good standing meeting the award criteria.
To qualify, the applicant must be a financially needy, head of household woman who is pursuing higher education. “LYDA” applicants must be entering into or enrolled in a college certificate/degree program. The money may be used for any educational expense including tuition, childcare, and/or transportation by the awardees.
For over 30 years the SI Bend women’s service club, has awarded $65,000+ to local women in educational assistance. The annual SI Bend Holiday Evergreen fundraising sale (going on now at www.sibend.org) supports these awards.
Visit www.sibend.org to view and download applications, or contact Soroptimist member Jan Swander at email@example.com for more information. The deadline for award entries is November 15, 2019.
Celebrating 75+ Years of Service
[Service never goes out of style . Soroptimist International of Bend (SI Bend), has been providing community support serving women and girls of Central Oregon since 1943. SI Bend is the longest, continuously running women’s service organization in Bend, offering educational awards to local students, plus, supporting Bethlehem Inn, Head Start, Grandma’s House, Kids Center, The Loft and more. Internationally, SI Bend’s outreach programs“Bras from Bend” assists women rescued from human trafficking especially from the sex slave trade through the campaign “Free the Girls.” For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ]Soroptimist International of Bend, OR | Est. 1943 www.sibend.org
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Dr. Shirley Metcalf, President of Central Oregon Community College was our keynote speaker at the annual Live Your Dream Awards Banquet. Three COCC students each received a $2000 award. Aleshia Detweiler, Becky Pomeroy and Ana Torres are on their way to becoming a nutritional therapeutic practitioner, a police officer and an elementary teacher, respectively. SI of Bend is very pleased that Ms. Detweiler is also one of the NWRSIA award winners, receiving an additional $3000.
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Women's Opportunity Award
The Women's Opportunity Award (WOA) is given to women who are entering and/or enrolled in college certificate or degree programs, are head of household and have a financial need. This year, SI Bend awarded two women with a WOA in the amount of $1500, Johannah Quinlan from Bend and Jacqueline Clements from Burns.
WOA Recipients: Johannah Quinlan, Jacqueline Clements (Not Pictured)
Violet Richardson Award
Two Violet Richardson Awards were given at the Soroptimist International Annual Awards Luncheon in the amount of $500 each. This award is given on the basis of a young woman's commitment and accomplishments toward making her community and the world a better place through volunteerism.
Violet Richardson Award Recipients: Alyssa DiMaio and Hannah Fraser
Summit senior, Alyssa DiMaio has shown her community dedication by volunteering at Grandma's House for the past four years. Her contributions included organizing donations of food and clothing, assisting the Executive Director at community events, giving presentations at schools, as well as being a mentor to the residents of Grandma's House. Alyssa also has worked part time at Kid's Club at the Athletic Club of Bend caring for infants and toddlers. She will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane in the fall.
Hannah Fraser, also a Summit senior, has shown her community spirit with her work as the president and community service coordinator of Summit's Interact Club. During her tenure, Interact has in partnership with the local Rotary, funded water filters, volunteered with struggling students, volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and organized nights to feed the homeless. She intends to continue volunteering at the Eugene Boys and Girls Club in the fall where she will attend the University of Oregon Robert D. Clark Honors College.
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Pictured Above: Charlotte Swaney, Rachel Aranda, Kristina West
This year we were able to give awards to three very deserving women in Central Oregon.
The Violet Richardson Award of $500 is for young women, between the ages of 14 and 17, who volunteer in activities that make the community and world a better place. The 2013 Violet Richardson Award recipient is Charlotte Swaney.
The Women's Opportunity Award of $1000 is for women who are entering and/or enrolled in college certificate or degree programs, are head of household and have a financial need. Two awards were granted this year. The 2013 Women's Opportunity Award recipients are Rachel Aranda and Kristina West.