The mission of the Sierra Pacific Region Furthering the Dream Award is to advance the status of women, through financial support while studying for a baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, law, medicine, teaching, technical degrees or certifications, etc. who are pursuing a course of study non-traditional for women, or that which will improve the lives of women/girls.
Our hope is to support women who are working in fields that support the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls so that they will become a strong voice for all women.
Candidates should be:
- entering or enrolled in a graduate program and in their last year,
- must be citizens of a country represented by Soroptimist International of the Americas,
- must live within and be currently enrolled in a university or satellite program located within the territory of Sierra Pacific Region which includes the counties of Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne in California.
Soroptimist members and their families are excluded from the competition.
Application materials are due by February 1, 2021. Candidates considered for final selection must appear for a personal interview April 2021. For more information click on the link below or contact the Chair: Mrs. Susan Buckley, 10942 East Promontory Way, Clovis CA 93619, (661) 755-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPR Fellowship Info and Application-(writable) The selected recipients of the Sierra Pacific Region Furthering the Dream Award are expected to attend the Sierra Pacific Region Spring Conference Awards Luncheon on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Visalia CA to provide a brief presentation about their research and receive their award.