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Women’s Opportunity Awards – Education Grants for Women

Women's Opportunity Awards

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Women's Opportunity Awards

"[Soroptimist is] the reason my long-term educational goals have been born... you have taught me the key to living is giving. You will always play a part in my life as I reach out a helping hand to others as a social worker. I can now see there is courage in every crisis. It is time to let my life shine and really start living."—Gladyn, Women's Opportunity Award Recipient

When women and girls receive the education and training they need to succeed, ultimately their families, communities and the world benefit. Soroptimist's Women’s Opportunity Awards program has a 40-year track record that has moved women toward a better life for themselves and their families.

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This award-winning grant program has been helping head-of-household women gain the skills and education they need to better provide for themselves and their families. Each year, more than 1,000 women reclaim their dreams through this program, which provides $1.6 million in grants for women annually. The program is unique because it allows recipients, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic and sexual violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, to use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or skills training, such as tuition, books, childcare and transportation.

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  • December 1: Women's Opportunity Award Applications Due
  • April 17: Pay Equity Day (Great day to participate in Women's Opportunity Award program!)
  • August 26: Women’s Equality Day (Great day to participate in Women's Opportunity Award program!)
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