Soderberg Insurance Services, Inc. created an educational scholarship dedicated to the memory of the agency’s co-founder Frances Soderberg. Frances was an active member of the North Shore community for over 50 years. In addition to her commitment to her family, she dedicated her life to improving the lives of those with special needs.
Her youngest daughter Karen was born with Down’s Syndrome. Mrs. Soderberg was instrumental in the integration of recreational and educational programs for children and young adults who are mentally disabled.
The co-founder coordinated an instructional tennis program that ran for fifteen years. Mrs. Soderberg, along with the assistance of the special needs participants and North Shore community, organized an annual fundraiser for 25 consecutive years to raise money for the recreational, educational, and social programs for the special needs young adults.
Who should apply to the scholarship
The Frances R. Soderberg Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an individual who shares her same passion to help those with special needs. The annual scholarship is awarded to a current college student, or college bound student who shares her commitment for education of individuals with disabilities and improving their overall quality of life.
Mrs. Soderberg believed that integration of the handicapped in society is beneficial to all. When a community embraces the disabled, the community evolves into a more passionate, caring place for all residents.
Any current college student, or college bound student who shares her commitment for education of individuals with disabilities and improving their overall quality of life is invited to apply.
The candidate would be a student pursuing a degree or other higher education/vocational career that will help those with disabilities. The selection committee would also like to see evidence of the student’s involvement with the special needs community.
Please visit our website where you will find the Scholarship Application. Feel free to include a personal statement, including personal and professional goals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through November 30th. The award will be made in 2021.