Soroptomists offer award to women heading back to school

The Abbotsford-Mission club will provide a $2,500 cash grant to the chosen recipient

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to go back to school can now obtain applications for the Women’s Opportunity Awards, Soroptimist International of Abbotsford-Mission’s major service project.

The award can be used for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. The Abbotsford-Mission club will provide a $2,500 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Western Canada Region level, where one recipient will receive $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards.

Applications are available at the financial assistance office at UFV, or by contacting Linda Gertsen at siabbotsford.mission@soroptimist.net. Completed applications are due Dec. 15.