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The Give Her Wings Award was created by Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore to assist young women you have transitioned out of the Foster Care system in British Columbia with furthering their education.
Give Her Wings Award recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, tuition and transportation.
Applications for awards are accepted between August 1st and December 1st of each year. Award recipients are notified mid-February. Not all applicants will be selected for awards. Applications can only be submitted to one club. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of judges, but all information will remain confidential and will not be shared without your prior permission.
Give Her Wings Awards issued by Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore are $1,500 each.
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible
In 2017, Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore created a new award called the Give Her Wings Award. Eligible applicants are young women who:
- Were in the Foster Care system in British Columbia.
- Have been accepted or are enrolled in an educational institution for a program of instruction, not just a single course.
- Are motivated to achieve their educational goals.
- Reside in the Capital Regional District.
- Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award or Live Your Dream Award.
- Are not Soroptimist members, employees of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
Step 2: Tell us about yourself
Fill out the award application telling us about yourself. Your information will be kept confidential and shared only with the evaluators unless you give us written permission to share your story to publicize the program.
We STRONGLY recommend you write your answers in a separate document then cut and paste your answers into our online form. This way your original work will not be lost if your session times out.
Please limit your answers to the space allotted.
Step 3: Ask people to tell us about you
You will need two different people—who are not related to you—to fill out reference forms. It is recommended that you request references from people who know you from an educational or work setting. Please email the following link to the reference form (http://sivw.ca/awards/ghw/ghw-reference) to your references and request they submit the form online when completed. Only two references will be accepted. Please use the form and do not submit other forms of references (such as a letter). They will not be considered as part of the application.
Step 4: Submit your application
There are two ways for you to submit an application. The first is by clicking on the button below. Print the application form, complete it then scan it and email it to Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (firstname.lastname@example.org). The second option is to use the completed application as a guide for completing the online application. The online application does not save and must be completed in one sitting.
Applications are accepted between August 1st and December 1st.
Contact Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore at email@example.com
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