Students, teachers & volunteer role models invited to apply

(LOOMIS, CA) -Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin invites students, teachers and volunteer role models to apply for community awards, using applications on the Soroptimist Loomis website. (See below)

Live Your Dream Award

The application for the Live Your Dream Award of up to $2000 that assists women in pursuing higher education to improve their career prospects is due on November 15. This award supports those women, who provide the primary financial support for their families, to continue their education so they can live their dreams.

Live Your Dream Award recipients may use the award to offset the cost of books, childcare, tuition and transportation required to attain higher education. To apply, women must live in the Loomis Basin, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Previous winners are not eligible and women may only apply to one Soroptimist International club. Applicants may apply through this portal.

Community Service Award

The Loomis Soroptimist Community Service Award provides up to $1000 for a girl who attends Del Oro High School, lives in the Loomis Basin and volunteers to make a difference in the community. On the application, the girl must describe how she improves the world around her, especially for women and girls, as a result of her volunteer efforts. The Loomis Soroptimist Community Service Award application is on the club website and is due December 1, 2018.

Teacher Grant applications

Teacher Grant applications are due December 1, 2018. Elementary school teachers in the Loomis Union School District are encouraged to apply for mini-grants from the Loomis Soroptimist club to support educational projects with lasting value that will benefit students over time. These $100 – $250 grants have funded books, music, technology, classroom equipment and other special projects that enrich students’ education.

Soroptimist Ruby Award

The Soroptimist Ruby Award honors women who, through their professional or personal efforts, are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls. Honorees are those who have made a significant impact and who inspire other women to be their best. Please submit the nomination form to the Loomis club by December 1, 2018

How to Apply

Applications for these awards are available at Questions may be directed to Cyndie Whitefoot, SI Loomis Award Committee Co-Chair, at cyndiefoot(at) Completed applications should be mailed to SI Loomis Awards, PO Box 1141, Loomis CA 95650.

About Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin

To learn more Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin, go to The club meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7PM at the Loomis Train Depot (Taylor Rd. & Horseshoe Bar Rd.) in Loomis.

Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin is a 501(c)(3) and in addition to providing grants to teachers and students, supports the Loomis L.I.F.E. center, Koinonia Homes for Teens, Dress A Girl Around the World, community events, and other local and international projects through fundraisers such It’s in the Bag Designer Purse Event scheduled for January 23, 2019. Soroptimist ( is an international volunteer service organization for business, professional and retired women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.

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