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Live Your Dream Awards – Apply Now!

August 8, 2016 by  

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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.

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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 December 5, 2016. 

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.

Live Your Dream Awards – Apply Now

August 25, 2014 by  

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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.

lyd-eligibility-requirements

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 Writeable application form and have your two references complete the reference form for submission along with your application.

The application deadline is December 31, 2014. 

Ensure your completed application and 2 reference letters are sent to SI TriCities Awards Chair Jan Meyers.  Also, feel free to contact Jan at 604 469-2249 if you have any questions on how to apply.

Apply for a Women’s Opportunity Award Now

November 1, 2013 by  

  • Do you provide the primary financial support for your family? (including children, spouse, siblings and/or parents).
  • Do you have financial need?

    Dawn Johnson

    Dawn Johnson - 2012 WOA winner for SI TriCities, Western Canada Region and SIA

  • Are you enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program?
  • Do you live in BC?

If  you’ve answered yes to these questions (and if you have not previously been the recipient of a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award), then complete the WOA – application to be considered for a financial bursary.  If you need help completing the application, contact our awards chair and she’ll be happy to help you.

The award can be used for tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense.  Since the program’s inception in 1972, approximately $15 million in Women’s Opportunity Awards has been disbursed to about 25,000 women throughout the countries served by Soroptimist International of the America’s.  Why not be one of these women?

We want to hear from you!

Applications are due by February 1, 2014.

Download WOA – application (pdf)
Download Reference Form (pdf)

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Congratulations Dawn Johnson!

August 25, 2012 by  

The Women’s Opportunity Awards program 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.

Each year, more than $1.5 million is awarded to more than 1000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Women’s Opportunity Award 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.

In addition to providing the primary financial support for their families, eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program and must demonstrate financial need.

Dawn Johnson, our first-place Women’s Opportunity Award winner for 2012, has gone on to win one of three $10,000 awards presented at the 42nd Biennial Convention of Soroptimist International of the Americas. Dawn was presented with her award at Convention in Honolulu.

Dawn Johnson receiving her award

Listen to Dawn’s acceptance speech

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Give Her Wings Gala – Comedy Night Tickets Available

March 11, 2011 by  

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Join Soroptimist International of the TriCities for a wonderful evening of comedy, appetizers and amazing prizes at the Give Her Wings Gala. Featuring the comic talents of  Leo Award-Winning Erica Sigurdson & Vancouver’s Funniest Female Jane Stanton.

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Friday April 29, 2011
The Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Cocktail Reception  6:30
Entertainment 7:30
Tickets only $55
No minors please.
To purchase a ticket email us at sitricities@soroptimist.net

Featuring:

  • Sumptuous appetizers from Design by Desire Catering
  • Amazing Auction Items
  • Raffle for an iPad2
  • Presentation of the Soroptimist Ruby and Women’s Opportunity Awards
  • Fabulously funny comedians Erica Sigurdson and Jane Stanton

Proceeds to support:

  • The Give Her Wings Girl-Empowerment Workshops
  • The Enchantment Project
  • PoCoMo Youth Society Girls’ Sexual Health Kits
  • The Soroptimist Ruby, Violet Richardson, and Women’s Opportunity Awards
  • A Warm Place for Women

Buy tickets now for 10th Annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon

January 13, 2010 by  

Soroptimist International of the TriCities is pleased to host the 10th Annual Women’s Recognition Luncheon on March 7th, 2010. Join us for a wonderful hot buffet lunch up on the scenic westwood plateau, a fabulous silent auction and door prizes. 

This unique event, emceed by Karen Daniels of JRfm, honors the winners of:

Women’s Opportunity Award
A woman returning to school, who has primary financial responsibility for her family
Ruby Award
A woman who improves the lives of women through her personal or professional work
Violet Richardson Award

An outstanding teen volunteer in our community

Featured Speaker — Sharon Fisher
As the President-Elect for Soroptimist International of the Americas, Project SierraSharon will be speaking on the groundbreaking work of Project SIerra—a partnership between Soroptimist International & Hope and Homes to help disadvantaged women and children in Sierra Leone

Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club ( 3251 Plateau Boulevard, Coquitlam)
When: Sunday, March 7th, 2010
Time
: Doors open at 12:00 noon, program starts at 12:30

Last year’s event sold out, so book your tickets early. Contact any of your local Soroptimists or email sitricities@soroptimist.net for tickets.    Tickets are $40 each.

Proceeds from this fundraiser help women & girls in need in the TriCities.

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