Sierra Pacific Region Fellowship

The mission of the Sierra Pacific Region Fellowship Award is to advance the status of women, through financial support during the last year of their doctoral degree.  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 be come a strong voice for all women.

Candidates should be entering their last year of study for a doctoral degree (or equivalent), 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.

The 2017 Fellowship Application is attached here. For more information, contact Sierra Pacific Region Fellowship Chair; Dr. Michelle Donohue at