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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards Seeking Women Who Want to Continue Their Education

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards
The application deadline is November 15, 2014, for all eligible women who need financial help in order to continue their education. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women is giving cash awards to qualifying females that range from $500 to $10,000.

Here's how it works

Women who are the primary wage earner in their family and want to either continue their education or need job training can qualify for the grants. Award recipients who win a $500 cash grant at the Liberal club level will advance to Soroptimist District level. Here they are eligible to win another cash grant and then proceed to the South Central Region level where they could receive up to an additional $5,000. Three finalists will receive $10,000 each in cash awards.

How the grants can be used

Grant money may be used for education expenses related to the recipient pursuing a higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other qualifying education-related expense.

Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award has given more than $1.6 million in cash grants to head-of-household women each year to help them improve their lives through education and specialized job training. The organization has been able to award over $30 million through the program and help tens of thousands of women.

To learn more about the grant program and to apply, visit www.soroptimist.org/awards/live-your-dream-awards.html


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