Soroptimist offers ‘Live Your Dream’ grant


A new grant opportunity is being provided to female students who are the primary source of financial income for their families to help them achieve their academic goals.

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. The organization is sponsoring the scholarship.

The “Live Your Dream” grant was started to offer support to women who do not have the time and financial support to get a college education due to caring for themselves and their dependents.

Anna Kabrich, program coordinator, explained how the organization can still offer support at a state level.

“In multiple locations, we have different clubs of volunteers that look over the application on a local level,” explained Kabrich. “Local clubs will market and advertise in their immediate area and then they get to decide who they accept and at what amount. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level where awards amounts vary, but average around 1,000. Club-level award recipients are then eligible for up to 15,000 in additional awards.”

According to Soroptimist’s website, the award is for women who are attending, or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program who provide primary financial support for their dependents, have financial need, do not have a graduate degree and who are motivated to achieve their education goals.

To apply for the grant, applicants can go to Soroptimist’s website and look for the “Live Your Dream” grant. The deadline for the application is Nov. 15, and the website offers videos with tips on how to apply for the application and what to say.

For more information on the “Live Your Dream” award grant, how to apply for it and about Soroptimist clubs, visit the Soroptimist webpage.