Walk of Life
The Soroptimist Live
Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women assist 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. Please click HERE to
learn more about this amazing award.
The award begins at the local Soroptimist
club level where the amount is determined by each individual club.
Each club winner is then forwarded for judging at 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
$10,000 finalist awards.
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.
Soroptimist Club Grants
for Women and Girls
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.
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