Soroptimist International of Joplin

Through Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Award, clubs assist 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. Recipients of these awards, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, may use the awards to offset any cost associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation. 

The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award from SI Joplin to be used as outlined above and will become eligible for additional cash awards at other levels of the organization, including three $10,000 finalist awards from SI of the Americas.  

Women interested in applying must submit an application and two (2) references. The deadline to apply is November 15.

Missouri Southern soroptimist 

soroptimist ruby award

The Soroptimist Ruby Award acknowledges women who, through their personal or professional activities, are working to improve the lives of other women and girls. Examples 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 childcare. The program begins on the club level, where the type of recognition varies.  

Award winners at the club level are eligible for additional awards at other levels of the organization. The national winner receives a $5,000 donation to the charitable organization of her choice.

The deadline for nominations is December 1.

soroptimist live your dream award

Soroptimist International of Joplin offers a Foundation scholarship each semester for a woman who is currently enrolled or attending classes at Missouri Southern State University.

Eligible candidates may apply for this scholarship on Missouri Southern State University's website.

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