“Live Your Dream” Award formally called Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards Program
“Live Your Dream” Awards Program
This Soroptimist signature program gives women the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
Each year, Soroptimist clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women in overcoming personal difficulties and bettering their lives through education and skills training. The chosen women may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.
The program begins on the local club level, where award amounts are presented and vary per club. Club recipients of the local award become eligible to receive region-level awards, which are granted through Soroptimist’s 28 geographic regions.
Currently, each Soroptimist region grants one first-place award for $5,000. (Note: most regions grant additional $3,000 awards.) The 28 first–place recipients then become eligible to receive one of three $10,000 finalist awards.
Begin today by applying to the local level. This year’s deadline for applications is November 15th. For further information regarding the Women’s Opportunity Award Program contact Soroptimist International of Redding at 530-407-0301