Awards, Programs & Grants...
Live Your Dream Awards:
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s
Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of
financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve
their career goals by giving them the resources they need to improve
their education, skills and employment prospects.
In addition to providing the primary financial
support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in,
or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an
undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.
HERE to learn more about to the
Live Your Dream Award.
The program begins at the local Soroptimist club
level where the amount of the award is determined by each
individual club. Each club winner is then forwarded for judging on
the Region level where one winner is chosen to receive a first place
award of $5,000, which is funded by Soroptimist International of the
Americas (SIA). The first place region winner is then sent to SIA to
compete for one of three $10,000 finalist
Dream It, Be It
Dream It, Be It: Career
Support for Girls gives girls the
tools they need to achieve their education and career goals,
empowering them to break cycles of poverty, violence, and abuse.
What We Do
Although all girls face barriers because of their gender, we
prioritize working with girls who have additional obstacles
including poverty, unstable home lives, living in foster care, or
teen motherhood. Soroptimist clubs work in partnership with girls in
small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the
information and resources they want and need to be successful.
Why We Do It
Far too many girls
face barriers on the pathway to achieving their dreams. Obstacles
such as poverty, teen dating violence, and teen pregnancy can get in
the way of a girl's ability to make her dreams a reality. Dream
It, Be It equips girls to overcome their obstacles, set
goals, and head towards success.
HERE to learn more about our Dream
It; Be It Program.
Club Grants for Women and Girls Application
Soroptimist funds the Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls to
assist clubs in starting up or continuing projects in their
communities that improve the lives of women and/or girls. Projects
should reflect the following goal of the SIA strategic plan: The
entire organization will collectively provide a sustainable impact
on the lives of women and girls.
Fill out and submit a Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls
Application by March 1, 2019.
HERE to access the PDF
available on the Soroptimist website.
Each year, Soroptimist International of the Americas awards
in excess of $150,000 in club grants to more than 30
Soroptimist clubs that are initiating or continuing
innovative projects that benefit women and girls.
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All award forms are
in PDF format. To view and/or print them, you will need to download
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