Soroptimist International of Grass Valley
Soroptimist International of Grass Valley

                                2022 Live Your Dream Awards                                                                          Are Now Awarded 

The Soroptimist's annual Live Your Dream awards program is a unique education grant for women who provide the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream awards give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Every year, Soroptimists distribute more than $2.6 million in education grants to about 1,700 women all over the world.  Over half of their Live Your Dream Awards recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault. Nearly all of the women and families they serve have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, teen pregnancy, and drug or alcohol addiction. 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. 




   Look for the Application to become available again in the Fall of 2022








At the annual Conference, Sierra Nevada Region celebrated all the women who were awarded Live Your Dream (LYD) awards from their clubs. SI Grass Valley’s own Hannah Acosta was awarded 2nd place!   Gale Pylman was honored to read her application and share her story with the 200+ Soroptimist members at the LYD Awards celebration.  Hannah was unable to attend personally, as she was studying for a Firefighter I test the next day plus a physical skills test.  (Woot! She scored a 93 on her test, and not only did she pass the skills test the first time through, she was then promoted to a Company Officer!)


On the way home from Conference, Gale stopped by Hannah’s house and presented the certificate, a check in the amount of $3000 and a gift of a necklace from Governor Sarah.  Hannah was thrilled!

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley meets the first Thursday of the month at 12:30. Please see the Calendar page for more info on where we are meeting and on other special events we have thruout the months.



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