Realize Your Dream – One $1,000.00 Award

  • Soroptimist of The Sierras has created a new award for a woman who has financial need, is enrolled in a college or training program, is motivated to achieve their education and career goals, and does not have a graduate degree.  The only difference between this and the Live Your Dream Award?  You DO NOT need to have dependents or qualify as Head of Household to apply.
  • All applications are due by April 30, 2024

Live Your Dream – Three $1,500.00 Awards

  • Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards program is a unique education award for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. The Live Your Dream Awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

  • You are eligible to apply if you are a woman who:
    • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
    • Has financial need.
    • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
    • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
    • Resides in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, United States of America, Venezuela).
    • Has not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.
    • Does not have a graduate degree.
    • Is not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.
  • Applications are accepted August 1st – November 15th 2024

Furthering Your Dream – One $1,000.00 Award

  • The mission of Soroptimist International of The Sierras’ Furthering the Dream Award is to advance the status of women, through financial support while studying for a baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, law, medicine, teaching, technical degrees or certifications, etc. who are pursuing a course of study non-traditional for women, or that which will improve the lives of women/girls.
  • Our hope is to support women who are working in fields that support the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls so that they will become a strong voice for all women.
  • Candidates Must Be:
    • Soon to complete a degree or program – baccalaureate or beyond (and in their last year), or an advanced certificate program
    • Be currently enrolled in a university or program
    • Previous recipients of Live Your Dream Awards are encouraged to apply if they are soon to complete their next level of education.
    • Soroptimist members and their families are excluded from the competition.
  • All applications are due by April 30, 2024