Deadline near for Soroptimist ‘Live Your Dream’ award

PORT ORCHARD — The women of Soroptimist International of Port Orchard are seeking applicants for their annual “Live Your Dream Award.”

“Live Your Dream” is the signature educational program of Soroptimist International of the Americas. The purpose of the program is to assist women who are the primary source of financial support for their families and who wish to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

The individual chosen will receive a cash award that can be used to purchase books, pay for child care or transportation, for tuition or whatever is necessary to help her pursue her goal of advanced education, said spokeswoman Bobbie Weatherill.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or have been accepted, to a vocational/technical skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, and must demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be received by the Nov. 15 deadline, Weatherill said.

Soroptimist is an international business and professional women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in their communities and around the world. For more information, visit or call 360-871-3823 or 360-871-1805.

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