The Resilience Award is a $500 award established for high school senior girls who have shown resilience and determination in overcoming difficult obstacles to completing their high school education and have plans for any type of post-secondary education. Recipients of the Soroptimist Resilience Award seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training or education after high school. This is not a scholarship, but rather a cash award to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies or transportation costs. This year, Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will be awarding a recipient $500 to support their education goals. Please help us spread the word.
To be eligible, winners must be girls who:
- are a high school senior in good standing to graduate at the end of the spring semester of 2017
- have been significantly impacted by a difficult obstacle to completing their high school education. Eligible obstacles include, but are not limited to: homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, serious illness or injury (including mental illness, eating disorders or physical or mental disabilities), extreme poverty, immigration, cultural or language barriers
- have applied to a post secondary educational program
- have demonstrated motivation, financial need, supportive references and are an inspiration to others who may be struggling to believe they can overcome their own obstacles
Eligible applicants must submit their initial applications and reference forms prior to February 15, 2017.
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