The Soroptimist International Club of Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties Inc. is seeking applicants for its annual Women's Opportunity Award.

The Women's Opportunity Award was created in 1972 to help women improve their education, skills and employment prospects while supporting their families.

The SUN Soroptimist Club awards a monetary grant each year to a woman who serves as the primary wage earner for her family in order to offset costs associated with her efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. Many of the club's past awardees have successfully completed their education and are now working to improve the lives of others in the community.

An eligible applicant is a woman who provides the primary financial support for her household while enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Anyone interested in applying for or know of an eligible applicant of the Women's Opportunity Award is asked to contact Lori Simpson at for an application. Applications are due by Dec. 15.

The SUN Soroptimist Club is an international volunteer service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Any person who is interested in volunteering and becoming a member should contact any club member or Diane Savidge at 570-837-2532 or