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Soroptimist International of
Greater Bremerton Area

2020-2021 Soroptimist International of the Americas
Live Your Dream Education & Training Awards for Women

2020-21 Award Application period
is open until November 15, 2020

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award is intended to assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources needed to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Each year, more than $2 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,200 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Live Your Dream Award recipients may use their cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

The program begins on the local club level, where award amounts vary. Club recipients become eligible to receive region-level monetary awards, which are granted through Soroptimist’s 28 geographic regions. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three $10,000 finalist awards at the international level.

On a local level, Soroptimist International of the Greater Bremerton Area will provide multiple awards of varying amounts for the 2020-2021 program year.

Eligibility Requirements

Women are eligible to apply if they:

o   Provide the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.

o   Have financial need.

o   Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

o   Are motivated to achieve their education and career goals.

o   Reside in one of Soroptimist International of the Americas’ member countries/territories.

o   Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity or Live Your Dream Award.

o   Do not have a graduate degree.

o   Are not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family member of either.

o   Have a Social Security number or Tax ID number (for tax purposes only and are a resident of the United States. Applicants will not be asked to share this information unless they have been given an award).

If you meet the eligibility requirements above, go to: 


to view and begin the application process.

Our Club is:


During the application process, please be sure to select the Greater Bremerton Area, WA club so that your application is properly submitted to our club. 

Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2020, without exception.

If at any time during the process you require any assistance at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you through the process!

Questions? Please contact:

Roxane Payne, LYD Chair
Email: roxanepayne16@gmail.com

Susan Longstreth, SIGB President
Email:  sue.longstreth@gmail.com

We wish you the best of luck in achieving your educational and professional goals.

Our Club is -


During the application process,
please be sure to select the correct club

Meet SIA Live Your Dream Award Recipient, Natalia. Hear of her struggles, how she has overcome them and what the Live Your
Dream award has meant to her!



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Internal Revenue Code. As such, all contributions to the organization are fullty tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult a tax adviser.

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