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Bea Kelly Volunteer Award – Apply Now!

October 7, 2017 by  


  • Are you a young woman in grade 12 who volunteers in your community or school?
  • Do you see challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair?
  • Do you plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institute after graduation?


If you are a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then you may be eligible to win a Bea Kelly Volunteer Award. This award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest.

Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award.

Winners are eligible to receive bursaries to help offset some of the costs of their post-secondary education.

Please submit your  Bea Kelly Volunteer Award application by December 29, 2017 to the address listed on the application.

If you’ve got any questions, contact our awards chair and she’ll be happy to help you.

Live Your Dream Awards – Apply Now!

August 25, 2017 by  


The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.2013 Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women Recipient Aziza Kibibi McGill

Each year, more than $1.6 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 Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. Since the Live Your Dream Awards program began in 1972, about $30 million in education grants have been disbursed to assist tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. In 2007, the program received the Associations Advance America Summit Award—ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s highest level of recognition.




You are eligible to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards if you:

  • Provide the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Have financial need.
  • Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Are motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Live Your Dream Awards (formerly called the Women’s Opportunity Award)
  • Do not have a graduate degree.
  • Are not a Soroptimist member, an employee of Soroptimist International of the Americas or immediate family of either.

If you meet all of the above eligibility requirements, complete the writable application form and have your two references complete the reference form for submission along with your application.

The application deadline is January 15, 2018. 

Ensure your completed application and 2 reference letters are sent to SI TriCities Awards Chair Colleen Penrowley.  Also, feel free to contact Colleen by email or phone at 604-351-5866 if you have any questions on how to apply.

Give Her Wings Awards – Apply Now!

September 10, 2016 by  

Soroptimist International of the Tri Cities is welcoming applications for the Give Her Wings Award.wings

This award is designed for women who:

  • Have financial need
  • Are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program
  • Reside in the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore or Port Coquitlam)
  • Have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Give Her Wings Award or Women’s Opportunity Award; are not a Soroptimist member, or immediate family of either.

Complete the Give Her Wings Application, and and submit the references, included as part of the application form or separately here by December 5th, 2016 to:

Colleen Penrowley
2276 Prairie Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1V9
Phone: 604-351-5866