Applications for the Live Your Dream Award, offered by Soroptimist International of Bend, will be taken from October 1-November 15, 2020. Applications for the $2,000 awards are available online at sibend.org.
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.
In addition, one of the scholarships is underwritten by Central Electric Cooperative and specifically set aside for a CEC member in good standing. She must also meet SI Bend’s award criteria. To be clear, a CEC member may apply for either award.
For over 30 years, the SI Bend women’s service club has awarded $70,000+ to local women in educational assistance. The annual SI Bend Holiday Wreath and Evergreen fundraising sale, currently in progress at sibend.org, supports these awards.