Soroptimist award makes a difference in women's lives

Application deadline is Nov. 15

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KINGMAN - Money can't buy a future, but it can help set the foundation to make one.

Soroptimist International knows this, and for the past 42 years the organization's "Live Your Dream Award" program has helped women around the world by providing cash grants to women seeking schooling and skills training.

The Soroptimist chapter in Kingman also funds this program, and it is are looking for applicants in the Kingman area to submit an application for the award.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a woman who is financially responsible for herself and her dependants, be attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program, and demonstrate that she has a financial need.

Each year, the Live Your Dream Award provides more than $1.6 million in cash grants. The money supports the efforts of women pursuing a higher education by offsetting costs such as tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expenses.

The Kingman chapter will be awarding a first-place award of $2,500 and a second-place award of $1,500. First-place recipients will also go on to the Soroptimist Golden West Region level, where they could receive up to an additional $5,000.

"Every year we give this award," said Linda Miller, economic and social development committee chair for Soroptimist International in Kingman.

"We get so many applicants. We want to give this award away."

Previous recipients in Kingman have gone on to the nursing program at MCC and held leadership positions in the community.

"These women get better jobs to support their families and work in the community," Miller added.

For information or an application form for the Live Your Dream Award, contact Miller at (928)757-5936 or at lindamiller@tacos.com.

Official applications are due by Nov. 15 and must include two completed reference forms as part of the application.