Scholarships & Awards

 

Awards

1.  Live Your Dream Award 

Two awards available: $1,000 each
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women provides women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. Recipients can use the award for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. Each year, more than $1.6 million is provided in cash grants to women in need. Since the program’s inception in 1972, approximately $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families—leading to stronger communities, nations and the world.

For complete eligibility requirements, please check out the following web page
https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html#eligibility

Once you have determined your eligibility check out this link for Live Your Dream Awards Application https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html

Status:  CURRENTLY OPEN

2.  Jean McKenzie Award – nominations accepted from Soroptimist members
This award was established in 1993 to honor Jean McKenzie, a Soroptimist Life Member and long-time community leader. Her Soroptimist pin was mounted on a plaque to be given each year to an outstanding Soroptimist.

In 2001, Soroptimist of La Grande combined the Jean McKenzie Award with the Soroptimist Woman of the Year Award honoring one Soroptimist with the “Jean McKenzie Woman of the Year” traveling plaque.

Please nominate a Soroptimist who is an outstanding volunteer in Union County, who cares about our area and tries to “Make a Difference” – a member who has demonstrated community involvement and helping others beyond the club requirement for members. The recipient’s name will be submitted for consideration for the Soroptimist International “Women of Distinction” and/or “Women Helping Women” award.

Status:  Applications to be accepted late winter, early spring annually
JM Biography info

Status:  CURRENTLY CLOSED


Scholarships

The number and award amount of scholarships may vary based on applications received.  All applications are now open with submission due date of March 15, 2019.

1.  EOU Senior Scholarship
Award: $5,000
For Academic Year:
Submission Due Date:
Eligibility:
– Must be female, credited for Senior status for the three terms of the scholarship.
– Must be a graduate of a Union County high school or have been a Union County
resident for the past five years.
Status:
Currently Closed

2.  EOU Continuation Scholarship
Awards:
– $1,000 to $3,000 ea  varies on applications received
For Academic Year:
Submission Due Date:
Eligibility:
– Must be female, credited at Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status for the three terms of the
scholarship.
– GPA 2.5 or better
– Must be a graduate of a Union County high school or have been a Union County
resident for the past five years.
Status:
Currently Closed

 

3.  Union County High School Scholarship  
Award: $1,000 to $2,500 varies on applications received
For academic year:
Submission Due Date:
For Women
Eligibility:
– Must be a graduate of a Union County High School
– Not university specific, but preference will be given to those attending Eastern Oregon
University.
Status:
Currently Closed


4. Pro/Tech Scholarships
Award
: $1,000 to $2,000 varies on applications received
For academic year:
Submission Due Date:

For students who like working outdoors, or with their hands, or are planning on taking over a family business, you might be looking at technical, vocational or a trade school. These schools focus on career preparation, giving you all of the skills you need to enter careers like electrician, carpentry or certain technology and medical fields, etc. Will consider certification up to two year degree

Eligibility:
– Must be a graduate of a Union County High School or lived in Union County for more than 5 years
– Permanent residence in Union County
– Open to men and women, preference given to applicants furthering Soroptimist mission.

Status:
Currently Closed