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Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

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HomeAwards Overview

Soroptimists work to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and throughout the world. There are several award and scholarship opportunities available to help meet this mission. Over the past three years, Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities has awarded over $14,000 to local women and girls.

Women like Lashunda (2017 Live Your Dream winner), who survived domestic violence as a teenage mother. Lashunda is still overcoming adversity in the midst of financial hardship to pursue her education, while working 40 hours a week, empowering herself and her son to succeed. The award will fund her final semester classes so that she can graduate with her B.A. in criminal justice. She plans to apply to law school after that to become a civil rights lawyer.

Live Your Dream Award

Applications for 2020 award will be open July 2019 - November 14, 2019

A signature project of Soroptomist International of the Americas, this program is intended to assist women heads of households who are entering or re-entering the workforce to obtain the skills and education they need to improve their employment status through higher education. 

For more information and applications, click here
Live Your Dream Award

SITC Member Professional Development Award
This is a new award only available to members of Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities members. Intended to promote professional and leadership development, any member in good standing can apply for up to $100 during a club year to help reimburse the member for any expenses associated with furthering their professional development. Examples include enrollment expenses, travel expenses, conference and workshop registrations, software purchases, etc. To apply, download, complete and submit the Professional Development Application to