Awards & Grants...
Soroptimist International of Willimantic
Dream Grants help
women overcome obstacles to living their dreams. This new grant is all
about helping women who have faced economic and personal hardships to
live their dreams. The program helps women build a better life for
themselves. The Soroptimist Dream Grant
funds up to $500 which can be used for licensing fees, testing fees,
tuition or transportation including bus passes and gas cards.
Applicants are eligible if they are a female identified person who:
Has financial need and is motivated to achieve her education and
Has been accepted to, enrolled in or completed a vocational/skills
training program or undergraduate degree program.
Resides in Windham, Tolland, or New London County
Applications are accepted any time
throughout the year. Recipients will be notified within 45 days of
receiving their application. Not all applicants will be selected for
funding. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of Soroptimist
member judges. All information will remain confidential and will not
be shared without your prior permission.
Checks will be made out to the
licensing and/or testing organization.
To download an
here. You will also need to ask
one reference to complete the
reference form which is available
here. Both the application and
reference form need to be mailed to
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award assists
women who provide the primary source of financial support for their
families who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a
vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree
Our Willimantic club
awards our first-place winner $1,500 and if funds are available,
additional winners will be chosen for awards up to $1,000.
Live Your Dream 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
Eligible applicants can
submit their application between
August 1st to November 15th on line
through the application portal at this link: http://bit.ly/LYDA-apply. This is the best and easiest way to apply. After November 15, our
club accepts applications until January 15, by using this
downloadable form -
To receive an application by email, please email us.
Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.6 million in
education grants to about 1,700 women all over the world. Over half of
our Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic
violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and
families we serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty,
teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction.
The Soroptimist Women Helping Women
Award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and
girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.
The work of these women helps to promote the issues that are important
to the Soroptimist organization.
Honorees are ordinary women who have
worked in extraordinary ways to benefit women and girls. Examples of
the type of work honored include: spearheading an effort to open a
domestic violence shelter, starting a mentoring program for at-risk
girls, or lobbying companies to provide on-site child care.
program enables our local Soroptimist club to thank these women and encourage others to explore ways
to assist women and girls. The award winner from our club receives a
$250.00 donation to the charity of her choice.
To download the nomination
click here. As with all the other forms on
our website, this form is in PDF format.
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