SOS is an all volunteer, grass-roots 501(c)(3) organization with 19 board members and more than 80 volunteers.
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During its first 20 years, SOS has awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars in scholarships to 191 different women with over 40% of them having now graduated. Some of these women have received financial aid for more than one year.
Past recipients have been students at Columbus State Community College, Capital University, Franklin University, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Ohio Dominican University.
These deserving individuals deal with a myriad of obstacles while attending classes and sometimes working full time. They have dealt with such problems as poverty, childhood abuse, domestic violence, loss of a partner, and discrimination on the job. Yet, they have strong ambitions to further their education in order to improve life for themselves and their families.