Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award – Applications Being Accepted through 11/15/20

(Joplin, MO) –  The Soroptimist International of Joplin is currently seeking applicants for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award at Applicants may be redirected to another Soroptimist Club’s application portal depending on their zip code. 

Eligible applicants are women who:

  • Provide the primary financial support for herself and her dependents
  • Have a financial need
  • Are enrolled or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Have not previously been the recipient of this award
  • Do not have a graduate degree

Cash awards will be given to our top selected applicants (at a minimum of $1,000).

Please share the link above with any women you know who strive to attain higher education in the hopes of better supporting themselves and their families. Applicants must complete the online application, which includes two (2) references, by Sunday, November 15, 2020. 

Read below to learn more about the impact of the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award has had on women:

Michelle, 32, a single mother of two children. Michelle got pregnant during her senior year of high school and never fulfilled her plans to attend college. Two years later, she lost her job at a local bank when the branch was forced to close. Because she had no formal training, certifications or degrees, getting a new job wasn’t easy. Michelle had to work two low-paying jobs to have enough money for the essentials. She knew that there was only one thing she could do to change her life—go to college. 

Luckily, Michelle was one of more than a thousand women who received a Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award last year.

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families. The recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so These cash awards are meant to offset any costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care, or transportation costs.

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards is the signature project of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Soroptimist International of Joplin is one of nearly 1,400 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer organization for women committed to improving the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

We hope that you can take a moment out of your busy day to help a deserving woman in our community by forwarding her this information.


Kris Bullard
Soroptimist International of Joplin

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