Dan Skoglund Memorial Award

Congratulations to our 18-19 Dan Skoglund Memorial Award winners

  • Sarah F. is studying for a Master’s in Environmental Policy and Management
  • Sona K. is studying to become a dentist
  • Lauren A. is studying for a Natural Resource Administration degree

Dan Skoglund Memorial Award Application

Dan Skoglund Memorial Award Reference Form

History of the Dan Skoglund Memorial Award
Late Rancho Cordova City Council Member and Mayor, Dan Skoglund, was a good friend and avid supporter of our club since it was chartered in 2009. He and his wife, Pam, attended nearly every awards function and Dan frequently donated the balance of his city council discretionary funds to our club at the end of the city’s fiscal year.

When Dan unexpectedly passed away on April 20, 2017, it was a tragic loss to our community and to our club. We voted to establish this award in 2018 as our way of honoring him and his contributions to our club and community.

Breaking Down the Gender-Barrier to Achieve Career Goals!
Are you woman, or person who identifies as female, who has graduated high school, or earned a GED, who is pursuing an education to help you enter a traditionally male-dominated career, vocation or trade?
Even if you don’t win a Dan Skoglund Memorial Award this application year, we applaud your efforts to realize your dreams, even if the gender-barrier and/or “traditional-minded” people will make it difficult for you. We encourage you to re-apply next year as long as you still meet the qualification parameters.

Dan Skoglund Memorial Award Instructions
Completed applications and any supporting materials must be received by 4/29/19 at the address listed in Step 4 or via email to siranchocordova@soroptimist.net. Children or relatives of current Soroptimist International of Rancho Cordova & Gold River club members are ineligible, as are previous Dan Skoglund Memorial Award winners.

Eligible applicants are women, or people who identify as female, who:
+Have graduated high school or earned a GED;
+Presently live in Rancho Cordova or Mather, CA city limits, or lived in Rancho Cordova or Mather for at least 3 years;
+Presently pursuing higher education at a trade school, college or university;
+Enrolled in a program that will help you enter a traditionally male-dominated career, vocation or trade;
+Have never won the Dan Skoglund Memorial Award