Soroptimist International of Staten Island to Award Grants to Women
Seeking Financial Assistance For Educational or Training Expense
Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education, or receive technical training, can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Applications are available online at www.soroptimistsi.org/live-your-dream. The online application deadline is November 15, 2022.
This year the Staten Island Soroptimists will provide FOUR (4) cash awards, in amounts of no less than $1,350, $1,150, $900, and $600, to successful applicants, who will then advance to the Soroptimist North Atlantic Region level, where recipients could receive up to an additional $5,000. The program culminates with three finalists receiving up to $10,000 in cash awards.
Recipients can use the Live Your Dream Award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, carfare, or any other education-related expenses.
Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Award provides over $2.8 million in cash awards to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than $39 million has been awarded to over 39,000 women, helping them to achieve their dream of a better life for themselves and their families. Said Dawn Reid Green, Staten Island Soroptimist president: “Research has shown that access to education and training helps build women’s confidence, helps to improve their quality of life, and ultimately uplifts communities. We are pleased to offer this vital assistance once again to women seeking to improve their lives.”
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About the Staten Island Soroptimists: Founded in 1955, the Staten Island Soroptimists are part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimist, a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, also powers LiveYourDream.org—an online community offering offline volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls. For more information about how the Staten Island Soroptimists improve the lives of women and girls, visit www.soroptimistsi.org