Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes is a women’s service club in Lindsay which seeks to improve the lives of women and girls both locally and internationally.
Every year we offer an Awards Program where a 'cash equivalency'** award is given to a woman who is struggling financially but trying to better life for herself and her dependents by attaining higher education. The ‘Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women’ offers $1,500 in award monies. Further money can be won at other levels of the competition; $3,000 - $5,000 U.S. at Regional, and $10,000 U.S. at the International level.
**'Cash equivalency' may be a cheque directly to the recipient or given in any number of methods; eg: paid directly to the school for tuition/books; pre-paid credit card; payment directly to other accounts; - not to compromise any other types of government remuneration.
Eligible applicants must fill out one of our Live Your Dream Education & Training Award Applications and have two references fill out the Reference Form.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be women who:
- are the primary financial supporters of their families and have dependents
- are attending, or enrolled in some form of higher education
- are struggling financially
- submit both the application and the two reference forms by the deadline of November 15th.
The most challenging aspect of this program is getting the applications into the hands of eligible women. Click on the links for an Application Form, and a Reference Form. If assistance is required in completing these forms, please contact us. We will be pleased to work with you.