Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award applications now available

Soroptimist International of Fillmore, a volunteer organization for business and professional women, is calling for applicants to participate in our annual Women’s Opportunity Award. Soroptimist of Fillmore will present a $500.00 cash award to help an eligible Fillmore/Piru woman who is working to improve her economic situation through education and training. Do you know this woman? Does she need to be recognized for her efforts?
With the help of the Women’s Opportunity Award, many women have gotten the courage and determination to turn their lives around. If you know a woman who lives in the Fillmore/Piru area who has made incredible efforts to better her life please help and encourage her to apply for the Women’s Opportunity Award. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. If she wins, she will receive a cash award of $500.00 to help offset any costs associated with her efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. After winning our local award she may also win regionally and then nationally and possibly be one of three finalists which are awarded $10,000 each.
Applications are available from any Soroptimist member or from Kathy at Fillmore Mail Stop at 330 Central Ave. in Fillmore. To qualify, the application with all references must be received at Fillmore Mail Stop by January 30, 2009, before 5:00 p.m.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. The Women’s Opportunity Awards program is one of our organization’s major service projects.

For more information about Soroptimist and to read stories about past Women’s Opportunity Award recipients please visit

Thank you for your consideration,
Soroptimist of Fillmore