The Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women provides women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families with the financial resources to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. Recipients can use the award for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense. Each year, over $2 million is provided in cash grants to women in need. Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families—leading to stronger communities, nations and the world.
The Live Your Dream Award starts at the club level where award amounts vary. Soroptimist International of Rio Vista will provide a $2,000 award. Club-level recipients then become eligible for region-level awards granted in each of Soroptimist’s 28 regions. The first-place region recipients then become candidates for one of three $10,000 finalist awards.
Applications are available by contacting Gayle Crawley by voice or text at (707) 318-7391 or by following the link: bit.ly/LYDA-apply
Soroptimist International of Rio Vista
SI Rio Vista is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Rio Vista members join with almost 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit www.soroptimist.org.